THRESHOLD VALUES FOR THERMAL RADIATION BURNS ON HUMAN SUBJECTS

Authors
  1. Wilson, L.G.
  2. Drew, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Chemical Labs, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Volunteers were exposed to levels of thermal radiation intensity sufficient to cause mild first degree burns in exposure times of one to ten seconds. First degree burns will result from direct exposures to about 3.3 cal/square cm of solar or similar radiation. Single layers of protecting cloth in contact with the skin can sometimes make the effects worse than for unprotected skin, due to volatilized products from the fabric. Colour is very important. Complete protection (up to 30 cal/square cm) can only be obtained by several layers of thick material.
Report Number
DRCL-320 — Previously accessioned as DSIS 69/13564
Date of publication
15 May 1960
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
92-03502
CANDIS No
126872
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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