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www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-long-can-the-average

It is impossible to give an answer to this seemingly simple question because many variable factors determine a person's survival time. Under the most extreme conditions, death can come rather quickly. For example, a child left in a hot car or an athlete exercising hard in hot weather can dehydrate, overheat and die in a ...

www.livescience.com/32320-how-long-can-a-person-survive-without-water.html

Nov 30, 2012 ... If you're ever stuck out in the wilderness, remember what survival experts call 'the Rule of Threes'. You can live 3 minutes without air, though we don't recommend trying. In a harsh environment — it's snowing, say — you have 3 hours to survive without shelter. After 3 days, you need water or you'll perish.

www.businessinsider.com/how-many-days-can-you-survive-without-water-2014-5

May 9, 2014 ... We can't live on air and sunshine alone. The human body needs food and water to survive. A human can go for more than three weeks without food (Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days of complete starvation), but water is a different story. At least 60% of the adult body is made of it and every living cell in the ...

www.thewaterpage.com/live-without-water.htm

The human body is made from cells, bones, organs, and fluids. The functionality and longevity of the body depends on many factors. For instance, a person who goes without food and not water will live for quite a bit longer. This is because every organ in the body needs water to continue living. The survival of the kidney,  ...

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/how-long-a-person-can-survive-without-water-a6873341.html

Feb 14, 2016 ... A human can go for more than three weeks without food (Mahatma Gandhi survived 21 days of complete starvation), but water is a different story. At least 60 per ... “You can go 100 hours without drinking at an average temperature outdoors,” Claude Piantadosi of Duke University told Fox. “If it's cooler, you ...

www.hospicesect.org/hospice-and-palliative-care/feeding-hydration-and-hospice-care

At Center for Hospice Care, we believe that those who may need hospice care and their loved ones should always feel free to ask questions about the services we provide and about hospice care more generally. Many of the questions we receive relate to eating and drinking, and how the hospice philosophy considers  ...

www.nbcnews.com/health/pulled-rubble-after-16-days-water-secret-survival-1c9876099

May 10, 2013 ... She could survive that long without food intake but not without water intake,” Packer told NBC News. She later told rescuers she had both. ... "Depending on the temperature you are exposed to, you can go 100 hours without drinking at an average temperature outdoors. If it's cooler, you can go a little longer ...

www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Support/Support/Asked+and+Answered/Nutrition/How+long+can+someone+live+without+food+or+water_.aspx

Estimating how long someone may live is very difficult. It's usually discussed in terms of ranges; that is, hours to days, days to weeks, or weeks to months. It's important to realize that every situation is different, that many factors are involved, and that everyone responds differently. Fluid intake has the biggest effect on ...

blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea/2015/11/30/how-long-can-humans-survive-without-food-or-water

Nov 30, 2015 ... Rita Chretien, a Canadian woman survived being stranded inside a vehicle in Nevada for 48 days, by eating only some trail mix and candy, and drinking water from a stream. Apparently, she and her husband were following their GPS instructions on their way to Las Vegas from British Columbia when they ...