Ion-free water for human consumption?

W T Goodall wtg at
Fri Oct 11 16:36:48 EST 1996

Milverneus Millerion wrote:
> krasel at (Cornelius Krasel) writes: > z (un691cs at wrote:
> > > So my question is: is it healthy or not to drink distilled or VE water.
> > > are there any studies that describe damage to the organism ?
> >
> > AFAIK it's an urban legend. BTW, VE water is usually prepared by two
> > consecutive ion exchanger steps.
> >
> > Thread renamed. Followups narrowed.
> >
> > --Cornelius.
> >
> > --
> > /* Cornelius Krasel, U Wuerzburg, Dept. of Pharmacology, Versbacher Str. 9 */
> > /* D-97078 Wuerzburg, Germany   email: phak004 at  SP3 */
> > /* "Science is the game we play with God to find out what His rules are."  */
> DeIonized water contains no Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, or any other ions
> good, or bad, in it.  When you drink the water it is devoid of salt.
> Electrolyte balance, however, is maintained by the kidneys.  I have
> consumed DI water from some faucets in some chemistry labs and prefer
> its taste (or lack of it) to other waters.  I am not sure if it would be
> better for someone on a low sodium diet than hard water.  Flouridation,
> which occurs in some places, might reduce cavities, however, I don't
> know what other effects it might have.  As to studies I don't know... .

A friend of mine spent many years in the merchant navy and blamed the
atrocious state of his teeth on the distilled water provided as drinking

William T Goodall
wtg at

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