[abstract] Caloric Need of the Compressed Air Worker.

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Title: [abstract] Caloric Need of the Compressed Air Worker.
Author: Khan, MY
Abstract: Concepts of the suitable requirements for human nutrition have changed rapidly in recent years. Dietary recommendations for compressed air workers have, however, received little attention, or the information is in classified material of the Navies of the world. The present paper, therefore, describes the dietary recommendations for compressed air workers. Experienced divers aged 25 to 40 years and employed in the Clearance Diving Team during 1968 were the subjects for the study. Thorough clinical studies were made and the habits of each diver noted. For standardization all the divers used standard diving techniques and equipment and breathed air. The work required was clearance of the sluice gates of the Gandhi Sagar reservoir. The Dietary needs for each diver were calculated for the first three days prior to the start of the work. Comments and suggestions for improvement of the diet were respected. After the exposure it was determined that the caloric need of the compressed air diver was 2,900 calories per day. Compressed air workers can therefore be classified according to the guidelines of the Expert Committee on Nutrition of the Indian Medical Research Council within the group of human beings doing heavy work.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held May 10-11, 1974. Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. (http:www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/64
Date: 1974

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