Challenges to temperature regulation when working in hot environments.

  title={Challenges to temperature regulation when working in hot environments.},
  author={Nigel A S Taylor},
  journal={Industrial health},
  volume={44 3},
The focus of this review is upon acute exposure to hot environments and the accompanying physiological changes. The target audience includes physiologists, physicians and occupational health and safety practitioners. Using the principles of thermodynamics, the avenues for human heat exchange are explored, leading to an evaluation of some methods used to assess thermally-stressful environments. In particular, there is a critique of the wet-bulb globe temperature (WBGT) index, and an overview of… CONTINUE READING
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