INFLUENCE OF A NEW VAPOR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING LAYER ON PHYSICAL WORK TOLERANCE TIMES AT 40C

Authors
  1. McLellan, T.M.
  2. Meunier, P.
  3. Livingstone, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to examine the influence of a new vapor protective clothing on physical work performance in a hot environment (40C and 25% relative humidity). Eleven unacclimatized males (28 + or - 6 years, 79 + or - 8 kg, 1.76 + or - 0.6 m) were assigned to exercise at either a light intermittent (L) (N = 6), or heavy continuous (H) (N = 5) metabolic rate. Group L alternated between 15 min of walking on a treadmill at 1.11 m . s 1(-) with a 0% grade and 15 min of rest. Group H walked continuously at 1.33 m . s 1(-) with a 3% grade. Subjects were tested wearing three clothing configurations: full nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) protection (TOPP High) with the combat clothing worn under the NBC garment (TH + CC); full NBC protection without combat clothing (TH - CC); the new vapor protective clothing together with the NBC gloves, boots, and respirator (NPC).
Report Number
DCIEM-91-52 — Reprint
Date of publication
15 Feb 1992
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Aviat Space Environ Med, vol 63, 1992, p 107-113
DSTKIM No
92-01100
CANDIS No
103991
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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