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Uwe Reischl Presents Field Research

Uwe Reischl, professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, was an invited speaker at the 2013 Strategic Planning Symposium held by the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of California – Davis on September 18. The UC-Davis research center is partnering with Reischl in the field evaluation of the Boise State developed infrared heat radiation attenuation vest, which was designed to reduce heat stress resulting from outdoor exposure to intense sunlight. Ten agricultural workers in Modesto, Calif., have been wearing the vest in the field and are providing feedback on the wear ability of the new garment. Reischl provided a technical overview of the vest design and its functions and he outlined the strategy being employed in carrying out the field evaluation.