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What is the maximum water temperature that can cause hypothermia?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hypothermia: Generally speaking there is no maximum water temperature associated with hypothermia. The ultimate result of hypothermia varies with the temperature involved, the duration of exposure, the presence of any clothing, the thickness of the skin and of the underlying fat. Hypothermia results when the core temperature drops below 95o. Thus, prolonged exposure to 94o water could do it.

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