Protective Clothing

The type of clothing worn during load-bearing ih an important consideration for dissipation of body heat. Mission Oriented Personnel Protection (MOPP) gear for nuclear, biological and chemical environments (NBC) is a very heat-restrictive garment.

Guidelines with estimates for work/rest cycles and hydration guidelines when in MOPP gear arc available. With load-bearing activities in MOPP gear, work/rest guidelines should be adjusted downward and hydration requirements adjusted upward, since load-bearing activities have not. been accounted for. The use of MOPP gear will be equivalent to adding 10° Wet, Bulb, Globe, Temperature fWBGT) to the existing ambient temperature. Therefore, the medical threat, of heat illness will increase substantially in MOPP clothing.

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