Why do people enjoy a hot bath, but not hot air?

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Why do people enjoy a hot bath, but not hot air?
« on: 09/04/2013 09:30:03 »
Jenny Yoneji asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi,

Can you tell me why people can enjoy a 103 degree hot tub, but swelter in 103 degree heat?

Thank you.

Jenny Yoneji

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Re: Why do people enjoy a hot bath, but not hot air?
« Reply #1 on: 09/04/2013 20:06:22 »
In a hot room you can usually sweat to lose heat. In a hot bath, or even a sauna, this option is limited.
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