Older firefighters are susceptible to age-related impairments in heat dissipation

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000537
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TypeArticle
Journal titleMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
ISSN0195-9131
Volume47
Issue6
Pages12811290
Subjectoccupational heat stress; whole-body heat loss; firefighting, calorimetry; body heat storage
AbstractPurpose: The aging-induced reduction in whole-body heat loss (HL) capacity generates concerns regarding the continued participation of older workers in occupations such as firefighting. We compared HL and change in body heat storage (S) during intermittent exercise in warm/dry and warm/humid conditions among older male firefighters (OLDER, n = 9, age = 54.7 ± 2.1 yr), older (age-matched) nonfirefighters (NON-FF, n = 9, age = 52.8 ± 1.2 yr), and young firefighters (YOUNG, n = 6, age = 26.7 ± 0.8 yr).
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PublisherWolters Kluwer
LanguageEnglish
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