Global temperatures are rising because of global warming. This year in India as temperature reached close to 50 °C (122 °F) thousands of people died due to sunstroke and heat waves. Human body temperature is close to 37 °C (97 °F ) but how much heat we can withstand or what is highest temperature humans can survive?
What is the highest temperature humans can survive?
How much temperature we can bear depends on various factors like, the clothes you are wearing, the atmosphere you are in like humidity in air and how hydrated you are. Generally when we are in hot environment our sweat glands release sweat to cool down body. The amount of sweat depends on how hydrated are you.
Human cells start dying from 41 °C (105.8 °F). Based on atmosphere they are in humans can withstand temperatures ranging from 40 °C (104 °F ) to 55 °C (131 °F). As temperature increases humidity goes down. In 60 °C (140 °F) healthy human can survive only 10 mins and after that death happens due to extreme dehydration. Humans expire when their body temperature reaches 70 °C (158 °F).
In USA people start dehydrating when temperature reaches 30 °C (86 °F )and in India it’s 42 °C (107.6 °F). We are responsible for Global warming. If we don’t take action now future generations will face worst consequences. Act now and encourage green energies like solar power, wind power etc.