Psychrometric limits and critical evaporative coefficients for unacclimated men and women.

Critical environmental limits, defined as those above which heat balance cannot be maintained for a given metabolic heat production, have not been determined for unacclimated subjects. To characterize critical environmental limits and to derive evaporative heat exchange coefficients (K(e)') for unacclimated young men (n = 11) and women (n = 10), subjects of… (More)