4. Environmental Factors: High Wet-Bulb Globe Temperatures
In this chapter, the instructor describes why high environmental temperatures are a primary risk factor for EHI, as well as components of WBGT as a measure of environmental temperature. Various WBGT activity modification tables are presented, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. How to measure WBGT is demonstrated and explained. Discussion of how to use the research results for the practical application of prevention strategies is presented. Examples of policy statements that can be used for different active populations are given.