Ion-free water for human consumption?

Beverly Erlebacher bae at oci.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 17 11:25:49 EST 1996


In article <Pine.SGI.3.93.961014225602.16957B-100000 at freenet.npiec.on.ca> kveress at FREENET.NPIEC.ON.CA (Karoly Veress) writes:
>Hi! again, I have one query more
>	Someone had stated that there was about 1-10% D2O in water of the
>human body. Where does this rather suprisingly high amount occur in the
>human body?
>
>thanxs again for anyone that answering or atleast considering the above
>query.

The best way to consider such a statement is to do a reality check.

Independent of the question of how the human body would manage to do
a several-orders-of-magnitude concentration of deuterium from water,
consider that if this statement were true, the cheapest method of 
producing D2O would be by distilling human corpses, or perhaps by
plasmapheresis from paid volunteers, and D2O by the bottle would be
much much cheaper.

Beverly Erlebacher
Toronto, Ontario Canada



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