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How long does it take after the heart has stopped for the body to get cold to the touch?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: 30 minutes or more

In a person dying at room temperature, you may notice the body feeling cool at 30 minutes.
No one will miss the body feeling cold at 10 hours.

In brief: 30 minutes or more

In a person dying at room temperature, you may notice the body feeling cool at 30 minutes.
No one will miss the body feeling cold at 10 hours.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Depends

Depends on the environment the body is in, faster if dead person is in the northern canada or on a beach in the south pacific.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the environment the body is in, faster if dead person is in the northern canada or on a beach in the south pacific.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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