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What is the capacity of an average set of lungs?

Pam Grout
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Your lungs are capable of holding up to seventeen pints of air per breath. When you breathe in only two or three pints - which is the average for the adult American - you interfere with the magnificent tool your body has handed you. They're capable of taking in seventeen pints of oxygen because that's how they work best.

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