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Research on Microclimate Cooling in protective clothing is not a new topic. Yet we are not able to provide cooling to the health care workers. In this research contribution I try to give some information on where the problems are.

Research on Microclimate Cooling in protective clothing is not a new topic. Yet we are not able to provide cooling to the health care workers. In this research contribution I try to give some information on where the problems are.

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Hi A Pi,

thanks for updating the post. I still wait for a quantitative description of the problem (How hot is the environment really, how active are the workers) and on experiments. I am quite sure, that someone makes this, but all people I asked do not know about this. So we will probably learn this in a few month.

And to do measurements ourself to evaluate and improve is difficult without a climate chamber and other tools. And again, I would not even know how hot I shall make the climate for the tests. The resources of USAID appear so limited, that they have no time to give us feedback by experts. And if I try to help you, this takes even more from the limited time, I have for making and proposing own ideas. So, I am sorry, but I cannot help you as much as I would like to.

I will let you know, if I know more.

With kind regards,
Rainer

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Rainer commented on Empathetic and Efficient PPE

Hi Nathan,

I agree with you. Face masks where the workers are easily visible are important. Did you already approach the problem of filtering the breathed air under a full face mask?

With kind regards,
Rainer

Hi A Pi, I will try to assess it. There should be some cooling effect. But this clothing may also increase isolation if it is not cold anymore. With kind regards, Rainer