What is the weight of atmospheric pressure on us (Assuming the area of our head/shoulders that are exposed to the pressure vertically is about 0.06 m2)

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1 atmospheric pressure is equal to 10^5 \ pa \ or \ Nm^{-2}

and 

Assuming the area of our head/shoulders that are exposed to the pressure vertically is about  0.06 \ m^2

we get

The total force we experience on the whole of our body due to 1 atm on top of us is approximately equal to= F=P.A=0.06*10^5=6000 N

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