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A ventilation cooling shirt worn during office work in a hot climate: cool or not?

Zhao, Mengmeng; Kuklane, Kalev LU ; Lundgren Kownacki, Karin LU ; Gao, Chuansi LU and Wang, Faming LU (2015) In International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 21(4). p.457-463
Abstract
The aim of the study was to identify whether a ventilation cooling shirt was effective in reducing heat strain in a hot climate. Eight female volunteers were exposed to heat (38 °C, 45% relative humidity) for 2 h with simulated office work. In the first hour they were in normal summer clothes (total thermal insulation 0.8 clo); in the second hour a ventilation cooling shirt was worn on top. After the shirt was introduced for 1 h, the skin temperatures at the scapula and the chest were significantly reduced (p < 0.05). The mean skin and core temperatures were not reduced. The subjects felt cooler and more comfortable by wearing the shirt, but the cooling effect was most conspicuous only during the initial 10 min. The cooling efficiency... (More)
The aim of the study was to identify whether a ventilation cooling shirt was effective in reducing heat strain in a hot climate. Eight female volunteers were exposed to heat (38 °C, 45% relative humidity) for 2 h with simulated office work. In the first hour they were in normal summer clothes (total thermal insulation 0.8 clo); in the second hour a ventilation cooling shirt was worn on top. After the shirt was introduced for 1 h, the skin temperatures at the scapula and the chest were significantly reduced (p < 0.05). The mean skin and core temperatures were not reduced. The subjects felt cooler and more comfortable by wearing the shirt, but the cooling effect was most conspicuous only during the initial 10 min. The cooling efficiency of the ventilation shirt was not very effective under the low physical activity in this hot climate. (Less)
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457 - 463
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10.1080/10803548.2015.1087730
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to identify whether a ventilation cooling shirt was effective in reducing heat strain in a hot climate. Eight female volunteers were exposed to heat (38 °C, 45% relative humidity) for 2 h with simulated office work. In the first hour they were in normal summer clothes (total thermal insulation 0.8 clo); in the second hour a ventilation cooling shirt was worn on top. After the shirt was introduced for 1 h, the skin temperatures at the scapula and the chest were significantly reduced (p &lt; 0.05). The mean skin and core temperatures were not reduced. The subjects felt cooler and more comfortable by wearing the shirt, but the cooling effect was most conspicuous only during the initial 10 min. The cooling efficiency of the ventilation shirt was not very effective under the low physical activity in this hot climate.},
  author       = {Zhao, Mengmeng and Kuklane, Kalev and Lundgren Kownacki, Karin and Gao, Chuansi and Wang, Faming},
  issn         = {2376-9130},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {457--463},
  publisher    = {Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics},
  title        = {A ventilation cooling shirt worn during office work in a hot climate: cool or not?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2015.1087730},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2015},
}