TEST OF HEAT LOAD IMPOSED BY CLOTHING TREATED TO REPEL INSECTS AND ARACHNIDS
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Studies were performed on the physiological heat load of a new insect repellent herringbone twill uniform. Preliminary investigations had shown that the benzyl benzoate, vinylite resin impregnation submitted for test was effective and resisted laundering. It was the purpose of this study to determine whether or not this impregnation imposed a heat load on troops wearing the garment in hot environments. Conclusions Herringbone twill uniforms impregnated with 5 benzyl benzoate and 5 vinylite resin do not impose any greater heat load on acclimatized men than ordinary herringbone twill. Tests were performed in both hot dry D.B. 120F., W.B. 86F, R.H. 26 and hot humid D.B. 88F., W.B. 84F., R.H. 85 environments. All of the subjects complained of skin irritation produced by the new impregnated fatigues.
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