Accession Number : ADA327981

Title :   Effect of Anti-Exposure Suits on Body Temperatures during Shipboard Flooding Activities,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hagan, R. D. ; Bernhard, R. D. ; Cohen, B. S. ; Hodgdon, J. A.

PDF Url : ADA327981

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the effectiveness of the whole-body Naval Clothing and Textile Research Facility experimental- immersion suit (NAVCLO) in maintaining normal body temperatures in naval personnel performing simulated flooding repair activities in cold water. Preliminary evaluations were also conducted on subjects wearing the Marine Corps (MARCOR) experimental-immersion suit, and MultiFabs Survival (MULFAB) suit. These were compared with subjects wearing NAVCLO and those wearing coveralls, cotton T-shirt, shorts, and socks which represented the control (CON) condition.

Descriptors :   *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *BODY TEMPERATURE, MARINE CORPS, SURVIVABILITY, NAVAL PERSONNEL, REPAIR, SHIPBOARD, TEXTILES, FLOODING, COLD WATER, COVERALLS.

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE