Accession Number:

AD0677359

Title:

ENDURANCE OF OVERHEATED MEN IN EXHAUSTING WORK

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jun 1966-20 Feb 1967

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Men worked themselves to exhaustion on a treadmill at 3.5 mph and a grade beginning at 10 percent and increasing by one percent per minute in a room at 46 degrees C. The men were first overheated by enclosure in a plastic bag or by immersion in a warm bath. Enough water was drunk to prevent dehydration. Effects of dehydration on endurance in exhausting work at 46 degrees C, reported previously, appear to be due mainly to overheating during the period of water restriction.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE