From the Editor June 2011
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Thermal imagers detect and display body heat.
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The tool—a RYOBI infrared temperature gun.
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A 34˚ F reading obtained from glass of ice cubes.
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Hawaiian Punch at room temperature: 67˚ F.
The same Hawaiian Punch in an empty glass:
68˚ F reading.
The contents immediately after ice is added:
62˚ F (6º temperature drop).
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Hawaiian Punch after 15 min. on ice: 46˚ F (23˚temperature drop).
Hawaiian Punch after 20 min. on ice: 33˚F (35˚temperature drop).
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Toby’s initial reading: 81˚ F.
A towel is soaked with cold water to cool Toby.
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Toby’s head cooled by the application of a wet towel.
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Toby’s temp, taken at the same location: 70˚ F after just one minute of cooling (11˚ temp drop).
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Infrared beam shot into adult ear: 97˚ F reading.
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Reading after head & neck cooled by wet towel: 87˚ F (10˚ temperature drop).
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Nasal passage serves as good site for infrared temperature reading.
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Reading obtained from the oropharynx: 94˚ F. Tip: Shoot the temp before subjects ingest fluids.
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