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Physiological effects associated with the use of respiratory protective devices. A review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6395324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several types of filtering (air-purifying) devices, air-line (supplied-air) apparatus, and self-contained breathing apparatus are used at work. The most important parameters of the respiratory protective devices that affect physical work capacity are additional inspiratory and expiratory breathing resistance, dead space, and weight. The main physiological effects of the respirators are alterations in breathing pattern, hypoventilation, retention of carbon dioxide, and increase in the work of breathing. The undesirable effects are accentuated during heavy physical work, maximal physical work capacity thereby being reduced.
V A Louhevaara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-28     Completed Date:  1985-02-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-81     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Filtration / instrumentation
Heart Rate
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion
Protective Devices*
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Respiratory Dead Space
Respiratory Protective Devices*
Work of Breathing*

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