|*Activation temperature =
(response time is less than 5 seconds)
|The above table shows that a person will
receive a second degree burn in 3 seconds of exposure and
a third degree burn in 5 seconds of exposure to water of
140°F. A maximum temperature of 120°F at the discharge outlet will ensure the most
safety for users.
The American Journal of Public Health prefers a maximum temperature of 120°F for hot water.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the plumbing industry have published a voluntary standard which states that the maximum allowable temperature at the water outlet to the bathing area should be 120°F.
There are national standards set forth by the major plumbing code making bodies, which specify a maximum temperature of 120°F for delivered hot water. The major code making bodies include:
Other nationally recognized plumbing code bodies that have published or proposed standards specifying 120°F as the maximum allowable discharge temperature include:
Other organizations that specify a maximum of 120°F for delivered water temperature include:
ALSO CHECK THE FOLLOWING SOURCES:
Purdue GF Hunt JL. Chapter 10: Burn injuries. pages 105-116. IN: Ludwig S Kornberg AE (editors). Child Abuse A Medical Reference Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone. 1992.
Rivara FP Grossman DC Cummings P. Injury Prevention. N Engl J Med. 1997; 337: 613-618.
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