Children I Am Not Built For This Heat

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I am not built for this heat.

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posted by Neil Moralee alias Neil. Moralee on Monday 19th of June 2017 05:34:37 AM

The British summer, not normally known for its excessive temperature is acting out of character today. I wish I had air conditioning. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of thermoregulation, which is achieved by the water-rich secretion of the eccrine glands. Maximum sweat rates of an adult can be up to 2–4 liters per hour or 10–14 liters per day (10–15 g/min·m²), but is less in children prior to puberty. Evaporation of sweat from the skin surface has a cooling effect due to evaporative cooling. Hence, in hot weather, or when the individual's muscles heat up due to exertion, more sweat is produced. Animals with few sweat glands, such as dogs, accomplish similar temperature regulation results by panting, which evaporates water from the moist lining of the oral cavity and pharynx.

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