A 22-year-old female asked:
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how long can a person go w/o water?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Many variables: Fluids/hydration are critical to surviving and human function. There are many variables involved- temperature, body type and shape, etc. I found this on the web: "in ideal conditions at room temperature (70 farenheit/21 degrees celsius) with no food, a person could potentially last as long as 12 days. This would be on the extreme end of human survival though; a more likely estimate 3-5 days.
Answered on Apr 9, 2016

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