Reducing the risk of heat stroke during bathing

Yuri Sugimoto, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shingo Hori, Masaru Suzuki

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Abstract

This paper reports the relationship of bathing habits and elevation of body temperature with the risk of heat stroke. It is difficult to conduct an experiment on a human body to elucidate this relationship because such an experiment may be life threatening. First, to understand the relationship between bathing habits and elevation of body temperature, the existing human physiological model was improved to a new Model that can predict accurately body temperature during bathing. Second, to understand the relationship between body temperature and risk of heat stroke, actual data on physiological temperature changes associated with heat stroke provided by a medical institution were analyzed, and a predictive formula for determining risk of heat stroke was developed, taking into account different body temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages915-920
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume2

Other

Other12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

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Keywords

  • Bathing habits
  • Elevation of body temperature
  • Risk of heat stroke
  • Thermal environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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Sugimoto, Y., Ikaga, T., Hori, S., & Suzuki, M. (2011). Reducing the risk of heat stroke during bathing. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 915-920). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 2).