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    :: Friday, July 01, 2005 ::

    Heat stress: fluid and electrolite imbalance can be fatal - Workers Comp Insider
    ErgoWeb has a report on new heat stress resources for firefighters and other workers who work in environments that put them at heightened risk for heat disorders. The article reports on research conducted by Tom McLellan and Glen Selkirk:
    'Working with Toronto Firefighters in ambient summer conditions, the researchers compared active and passive cooling strategies in combination with different levels of hydration. They found that the active approach -- a combination of fluid replacement and misters or the submersion of the forearm and hand in cool water -- effectively brings down the body's core temperature. The study found that this combination was twice as effective as the passive approach -- hydration and the removal of the protective clothing only.'
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