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Ion-free water for human consumption?

Dima Klenchin klenchin at facstaff.wisc.edu
Sat Oct 12 21:18:53 EST 1996

In article <53p2kd$ah at ordeal.cts.com>, cbigam at cts.com (Colin Bigam) wrote:
#Thusly spake klenchin at facstaff.wisc.edu (Dima Klenchin):
#>In article <53m3hv$alu at data.csw.net>,
#>   cbenson at CSWNET.COM (H.C. Benson) wrote:
#>->My interest is in deuterium oxide which contaminates all terrestrial
#>->water supplies at a ratio ranging from 1:5000 to 1:7000.  It is a puzzle 
#>->to me why so little research has been done on the deleterious effects of 
#>->exposure to these concentrations over the human lifespan.
#>->H. C. Benson                 cbenson at cswnet.com
#>So, what's wrong with heavy water and why would it be deleterious?
#Well replacing H2O with D2O in the body is fatal at a certain
#concentration, but I seem to recall it being somewhere around either 1% or
#10% of the total water in your body.
 ^^^ this one is closer. 

And that's what I meant. All water on earth has heavy water content on the 
order of 10e(-3) - far from 10e(-1) where it's known to be bad. In other 
words, our water supplies have enough crap to warrant to not worry 
about heavy water. 

- Dima

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