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Hazards of heat exposure. A review.
Scand J Work Environ Health 1981 Jun; 7(2):73-83
The hazards of heat exposure are reviewed. Heat stress standards promulgated in the United States are evaluated in light of four cases of acute fatal heat stroke and one case of acute heat exhaustion which occurred in industrial settings. Three types of chronic heat illnesses, those associated with chronic aftereffects, those linked to the cumulative effects of long term exposure, and those caused by residence and work in especially hot climatic regions, are discussed studies involving steel and foundry workers are outlined. Methods for preventing heat illness are also discussed.
NIOSH-Author; Case-studies; Environmental-factors; Heat-exhaustion; Heat-stress; Heat-stroke; Author Keywords: acute heat illness; cardiovascular disease; chronic heat illness; exposure; gastrointestinal disease; hazard; heat; heat exhaustion; heat exposure; heat stress; heat stress standard; heat stroke; mortality; permissible exposure limit to heat; review; steel worker; steel worker mortality; threshold limit value
Dr FN Dukes-Dobos, Robert Taft Laboratories C-22, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Issue of Publication
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division