Accession Number : ADA299604

Title :   Countermeasures to Heat Stress in Females.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Jan-1 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hodgdon, James A.

PDF Url : ADA299604

Report Date : 22 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : High-heat environments impair work performance and can compromise combat mission success. Lack of heat dissipation poses a serious problem to personnel who perform work in noxious environments. To decrease the incidence of heat injury and increase performance capability, microcooling technologies have been developed for personnel working in encapsulated garments. Currently, the effectiveness of microclimate cooling systems (MCS) for females has not been determined. Due to gender differences in thermoregulation and anthropometry,

Descriptors :   *TEMPERATURE CONTROL, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *WOMEN, *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), WARFARE, ENVIRONMENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COOLING, ENCAPSULATION, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, PERSONNEL, CLOTHING, COUNTERMEASURES, FEMALES, ANTHROPOMETRY, MICROCLIMATOLOGY, AIR COOLED, VESTS.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE