Using a wet bulb globe temperature device like the Kestrel 4400 weather meter will help football players stay safe on the field this summer, as the readings are critical in preventing heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke.
Birmingham, MI (PRWEB) July 22, 2012
Wet Bulb Globe Temperature monitoring is now required for Georgia high school football players, according to KestrelMeters.com. The Georgia High School Association has instituted new rules for the entire state requiring the use of wet bulb globe temperature equipment on the football field following the deaths of two prominent high school footballs players who died after participating in summer practice sessions last year. In addition to requiring the use of a wet bulb globe temperature device during practice, teams must schedule practices around heat and humidity levels, limiting the time that players are on the field, and are required to provide cooling down periods and plenty of breaks.
The wet bulb globe temperature equipment requirement for high school football players in Georgia states that a WBGT reading of 86⁰ requires that schools have ice towels, spray ice water bottles and cold immersion tubs ready at all times in case a player starts showing signs of heat illness.
Readings over 92⁰ require that practice must be cancelled.
Bob Smith, spokesman for KestrelMeters.com, an online retailer specializing in handheld wet bulb global temperature devices said, “The wet bulb globe temperature reading takes several atmospheric readings into account, including the heat, humidity, wind and solar radiation information. Using a wet bulb globe temperature device like the Kestrel 4400 weather meter will help football players stay safe on the field this summer, as the readings are critical in preventing heat-related illnesses such as dehydration and heat stroke.”
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