This book provides an up-to-date, accessible, and comprehensive coverage of human cold stress from principles and theory to practical application.

It defines cold stress and how people respond to it. It describes how to assess a cold environment to predict when discomfort, wind-chill, hypothermia, shivering, frostbite, and other consequences will occur. It also advises on what to do to prevent unacceptable outcomes, including determination and selection of clothing to preserve comfort and health.

The book will be of interest to practitioners and students and anyone involved with fields such as textiles, clothing, and industrial hygiene.

chapter 1|6 pages

Human Cold Stress

chapter 2|6 pages

The Body Heat Equation

chapter 3|8 pages

Human Thermoregulation in the Cold

chapter 4|8 pages

Human Metabolic Heat in the Cold

chapter 5|10 pages

Clothing in the Cold

chapter 7|8 pages

Wind Chill

chapter 8|12 pages

Required Clothing Insulation

chapter 11|8 pages

Diverse Cold Environments

chapter 12|10 pages

Diverse Populations in the Cold

chapter 14|4 pages

Skin Contact with Cold Surfaces

chapter 15|8 pages

Practical Assessment of Cold Environments