The Air We Breathe

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

How many quarts of air does a human being breathe every minute?

The Answer:

We breathe about 6.5 quarts of air in and out every minute.

This is how we get the oxygen we need to fuel our bodies and also how we get rid of carbon dioxide. To learn more about how your lungs work and what the warning signs for lung disease are, check out the Web site of the American Lung Association.

-The Fact Monster

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