Accession Number:

ADA137568

Title:

The Prevalence of Lip Injury during U. S. Army Cold-Weather Exercises,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of complexion on acute, cold weather injury of 1422 soldiers during winter exercises at Ft Drum, NY in 1980 and 1982. Acute lip injury was recorded as being severe, moderate, or absent. Data were collected on age, complexion, and reported amount of exposure. The findings complement previous studies and suggest that pigmentation is a protective factor in hot weather lip injury, but is a risk factor in cold weather lip injury.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE