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I knew that sperm had to be at a temperature a bit cooler than body temperature, which is why the testicles hang out of the body, but if they do become overheated is it just that the sperm dies and that's it? So if I did plan on impregnating someone, could I just have a day off work first and all would be fine?
The spermatozoa take over 70 days to develop and are produced solely in the testicles. Individual sperm develop within the testicles from a cell called a spermatogonium. The spermatogonium divides to produce spermatocytes, which then develop into spermatids. The spermatid develops its familiar tail and the cell gradually acquires the ability to move by beating its tail.The spermatid eventually develops into a mature spermatozoan. This process takes about 60 days and the sperm then takes a further 10 to 14 days to pass through the ducts of each testicle and its sperm-maturing tube, the epididymis, before it can leave the body in the semen, during ejaculation.
What i'd love is some kind of air-conditioned suit, or maybe just one that you plug a compressed air hose into and it blows it around inside our overalls. But such a thing might be impractical because we do need to have mobility. Any other ideas? It would need to have protection against molten zinc splatters too.
Provide Cooling Using Alternative MeasuresThere are also alternative ways to cool the body besides shade. Before using alternative cooling measures make sure they are safe to use for the conditions in your workplace.Alternative cooling measures include, but are not limited to, cooling employees by:Putting them in an air-conditioned environment, if available Using misting machines Giving a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath if available Immersing them in a tub of cool water Spraying them with cool water from a garden hose or other sources Wrapping them in a cool, wet sheet or towel and fanning vigorously. Use this only if the humidity is low and evaporation is not restricted Using wetted clothing (e.g., terry cloth coveralls or wetted whole-body cotton suits). Use this only if the humidity is low and evaporation is not restricted. Directing compressed air of less than 10psi (see Cal/OSHA T8 CCR 3301) around the body from a supplied air system. This improves evaporative and convective cooling (i.e., cooling from a moving fluid) Using cooling vests (e.g., commercially available ice vests) Using water-cooled garments (e.g., hoods, vests and "long johns"). These require a battery-driven circulating pump, liquid-ice coolant, and a container Using battery operated, hand held, portable cooling devices or equipment Using air cooled garments (e.g., suits or hoods)