Measuring personal heat exposure in an urban and rural environment.

  title={Measuring personal heat exposure in an urban and rural environment.},
  author={Molly C. Bernhard and Shia T. Kent and Meagan E Sloan and Mary B Evans and Leslie A. McClure and Julia M. Gohlke},
  journal={Environmental research},
Previous studies have linked heat waves to adverse health outcomes using ambient temperature as a proxy for estimating exposure. The goal of the present study was to test a method for determining personal heat exposure. An occupationally exposed group (urban groundskeepers in Birmingham, AL, USA N=21), as well as urban and rural community members from Birmingham, AL (N=30) or west central AL (N=30) wore data logging temperature and light monitors clipped to the shoe for 7 days during the summer… CONTINUE READING