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Heat Acclimatisation and Active Body Cooling Strategies to Mitigate Heat Stress for Operations Involving Bullet Proof Vests
DEFENCE MEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST (SINGAPORE)
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Heat acclimatization HA and personal body-cooling are effective methods of heat stress mitigation. HA involves conditioning the body to function under hot conditions by exposing the individual to an incremental level of heat stress daily over 10 to 14 days. Although HA improves thermoregulation during heat exposure, effective physical heat exchange between the body and environment must still take place. Operating with body armour may limit the benefits of HA due to the increased physical workload and greater coverage of body surface. In terms of personal cooling, substantial amount of research has shown that a significant amount of body heat can be removed with the use of a personal body cooling system.
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