The influence of a menthol and ethanol soaked garment on human temperature regulation and perception during exercise and rest in warm, humid conditions

D. J. Gillis, Martin Barwood, P. S. Newton, J. R. House, Michael Tipton

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Abstract

This study assessed whether donning a garment saturated with menthol and ethanol (M/E) can improve evaporative cooling and thermal perceptions versus water (W) or nothing (CON) during low intensity exercise and rest in warm, humid conditions often encountered in recreational/occupational settings. It was hypothesised there would be no difference in rectal (Tre) and skin (Tsk) temperature, infra-red thermal imagery of the chest/back, thermal comfort (TC) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) between M/E, W and CON, but participants would feel cooler in M/E versus W or CON.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-105
JournalJournal of Thermal Biology
Volume58
Early online date25 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016

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