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Re: [APD] Don't Drink Distilled Water [SAFETY] (was "Storing large amounts of RO water")

Charley Bay wrote:
> The official name for the medical condition is
> hyponatremia (common name "water intoxication").
> You can get it just by drinking (too much) regular
> water.  You get it faster by drinking distilled
> water.

True, but it's a matter of degree. It's like saying that a slug is 
faster than a snail. If you had to drink 6 liters of "average" tap water 
to cause electrolyte imbalance you would have to drink somewhere around 
5.6 liters of deionized/distilled water.

Jerry Baker
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