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Prediction of duration limited exposure for participants wearing chemical protective clothing in the cold.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11135679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The suitability of the IREQ (insulation required) index for predicting the thermal responses of 6 participants wearing chemical protective clothing was tested during exercise at -20 and -25 degrees C. IREQ was used to calculate duration limited exposure (DLE). Measured DLE correlated (r =0.899, p <0.001) with the predicted DLE. In exposures exceeding 40 min, however, the predicted DLE tended to be 10-20 min too short compared to the measured one. During short exposures the prediction was 5-20 min too long. The results show that IREQ overestimated the cold strain in participants wearing chemical protective clothing during cold exposures longer than 40 min. Nevertheless, predicted DLE never exceeded measured times and thus the prediction was always safe from the occupational point of view.
S Rissanen; H Rintamäki; I Holmér
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1080-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507598     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  451-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oulu Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Chemical Industry
Cold Temperature*
Consumer Product Safety
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Predictive Value of Tests
Protective Clothing*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Temperature Sense / physiology*
Time Factors

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