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Author(s): J. Cardoso
J. Oliveira
T. Zlatar
D. Bustos
Joana Guedes
João Santos Baptista
Title: Influence of exposure to cold thermal environment on core and skin temperatures
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Exposure to extreme cold triggers in humans various of physiological responses, which is necessary to control is necessary when it comes to occupational exposure. The objective of the present study was to analyze the evolution of core temperature, mean skin temperature during exposure to extreme cold (-20 degrees C), with the usual protection for this type of exposure. From a total of 12 healthy individuals using a climatic chamber, intra-abdominal temperature and skin temperature were measured during and after the exposure period. The results demonstrate a decrease in core temperature and mean skin temperature at the initial moments of the test, from an increase to the end of exposure. The choice of individual protective equipment with the appropriate thermal insulation as well as the protection of the extremities is fundamental in order to guarantee the safety and the comfort of the exposed individuals. Further studies should be conducted using larger samples with a greater diversity of individual factors.
Source: International symposium on occupational safety and hygiene: proceedings book of the SHO2019
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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