NASA report CR-1205(1) “A Compendium of Human Responses to the Aerospace Environment” shows just how serious the heat can affect abilities. In the hotter climates temperatures rise to the 90’s often ,so it is especially important to avoid heat related injuries… misting fans can help to just that!
When temperatures rise to over 85°, the loss of work output and accuracy are well documented below
|Loss of Work Output||3%||8%||18%||29%||45%||62%||79%|
|Error Rate Increase||0%||5%||40%||300%||700%|
*Effective Temperature is the combined effect of temperature, humidity, and air motion on the body.
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Heat stress and heat exhaustion can be deadly-even when you think you are not at risk you may be wrong! The dangers can be seen on this chart