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# How long can the average human go without air?

Updated: 9/7/2023

Wiki User

13y ago

It depends on the person but after somewhere around 4-5 mins. the brain begins to die.
15 minutes you will die. 11 minutes will cause permanent brain damage. 8 minutes will cause brain damage

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7y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

Less than five minutes, depending on how long you can hold your breath.

Wiki User

14y ago

After about 4 to 6 minutes without air, a large amount of brain cells begin to die.

Wiki User

13y ago

more or less depending on your health, daily physical activity, healthy life style etc.

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### What is the name of the person that can hold there breath for 40 minutes?

That isn't humanly possible. 40 minutes and that guy would be LONG dead. Humans really can't last that long without air, maybe barely 5 minutes, probably less. Even so the average human would suffer brain damage after a few minutes.

'Bout 4 minutes

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