Accession Number:

AD0657224

Title:

PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF WEARING FLAMEPROOFED CLOTHING IN HOT ENVIRONMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1945-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The studies dealt with 1 the heat load imposed by the clothing, 2 the general acceptability of the clothing from the standpoint of its flexibility, porosity and comfort, and 3 possible toxic effects from the impregnite, both locally in the form of skin rashes and systemically in whatever manner they might be manifested. Of these, the question of the heat load of the clothing is particularly important to the Armored Command because in hot climates closed armored vehicles may develop internal environments which are more severe than any naturally occurring climate. Such conditions impose severe stresses on the crew, making additional thermal loads undesirable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE