Thermal comfort and the heat stress indices.

  title={Thermal comfort and the heat stress indices.},
  author={Yoram Epstein and D. S. Moran},
  journal={Industrial health},
  volume={44 3},
Thermal stress is an important factor in many industrial situations, athletic events and military scenarios. It can seriously affect the productivity and the health of the individual and diminish tolerance to other environmental hazards. However, the assessment of the thermal stress and the translation of the stress in terms of physiological and psychological strain is complex. For over a century attempts have been made to construct an index, which will describe heat stress satisfactorily. The… CONTINUE READING