heavy water

Mark W. Trumbore Trumborm at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Apr 11 08:39:54 EST 1995

In article <wolk-0904951444470001 at koh-mac49.usc.edu>, wolk at aludra.usc.edu
(wendy wolk) wrote:

> Can anyone tell me the chemical formula for heavy water and in what dosage
> is it harmful. Also what are the symptoms of someone who has ingested too
> much.
>     I need this info for a sci-fi screenplay that I am writing. (I am not
> planning an elaborate murder.) :)
>                                        -Wendy Wolk
>                                          USC Cinema/TV

The formual for heavy water is D2O (D = deuterium).  You have to consume a
huge amount of heavy water for it to be toxic.

Mark W. Trumbore
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