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CCII 00041

PREFERRED WAVELENGTHS FOR COMFORT HEATING

This document is a short survey of the information relating to Infrared heating of humans and animals, normally called comfort heating. It explains the scientific rationale behind the use of medium and long wave infrared radiation when used for comfort heating.

Infrared radiation is used as comfort heating for the heating of humans and animals. Humans and animals are exposed to infrared almost every day via the sun, and have evolved special mechanisms within their skin to maximise benefit from this source. Knowledge of these mechanisms and characteristics should be taken into account when selecting the type of heater for comfort heating.

Despite the high intensity and powerful heating effect of short wave heaters, this document explains the disadvantages and health problems that the use of “short wave” heaters may cause. This paper discusses this information.

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