About this Research Topic
The purpose of this research topic is to provide a greater depth of knowledge regarding risk, prevention, and treatment of heat-related illnesses and injuries in working and sporting populations.
To achieve the purpose, the research topic will spotlight a collection of original research, reviews, or perspective articles that focus on:
-The effectiveness of different heat mitigation strategies (e.g., environmental monitoring, hydration, body cooling) in various industries and sports
- Risk and prevention of heat injury and illness in aging workers/athletes and workers/athletes with cardiovascular risk factors (e.g., obesity, renal disease, hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome)
-Risk and prevention of heat injury and illness in females performing physical activity (e.g., during pregnancy, post-partum, low energy availability, different menstrual cycle phases)
-Worker safety and productivity in various industries and jobs
-Contribution of identifiable risk factors (e.g., dehydration, age, medication) in risk of heat illness in workers and athletes
- Technological approaches to assessing risk and prevention of heat injury
Keywords: Occupational Heat Stress, Climate Change, Workers, Heat Illness, Heat Injury, Prevention
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