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Alu folija kot pripomoček za toplotno zaščito podhlajenih : da ali ne = Thermal protection offered by metallized platic sheeting

Mekjavić I., Alu folija kot pripomoček za toplotno zaščito podhlajenih : da ali ne = Thermal protection offered by metallized platic sheeting, Medicinski razgledi, 2002, 41, 2, str. 187-193.

Abstract (English)

This study evaluated the thermal protection provided by suits made of metallized plastic sheeting (MPS) in a variety of environmental conditions. Four healthy male subjects participated in a total of 11 trials, simulating a range of possible outdoor scenarios. The rectal, esophageal and four skin temperatures, oxygen uptake, minute ventilation and heart rate were measured during 2 hour exposures in a climatic chamber. On the basis of these measurements, body heat storage and the rate of heat loss were also calculatedČ Only the mean skin temperature was significantly (P < 0.05) higherwhen the subjects wore the MPS suit above their light or heavy clothing.It was concluded that the main benefit of the MPS suit was attenuation of conductive and convective heat loss, and that its effect on radiative heat loss was negligible.