Drinking absolutely pure water can kill you.
All the water we normally drink -from taps, from bottles,from the garden hose -contains impurities which affect a property of water called tonicity. Known this is a solution ability to draw or repel water from ajacent solutions when separated by a membrane. While hypotonic solutions lose water, solutions that are hypertonic gain water. Drinking water, that we usually think of as pure, really contains a whole mess of salts and sugars which make it slightly hypertonic. They also give water its taste. With all that said… The cytoplasm in your cells body also have a tonicity. When they are exposed to hypertonic solutions, the cells themselves lose water and shrivel up. While swelling up and bursting like a balloon, when they are in hypotonic solutions, they gain water. Now regarding the aforementioned fact… Absolutely pure water -with no impurities anyway -is the most hypotonic solution. So in case you drink enough of it, your cells will start absorbing water. This disturbs electrolytes balance in your body. This is most seriously a problem in the brain, where water poisoning can lead to brain damage, coma and even death.
Another question is. Surely drinking too much tap water does this to you too, am I correct? From the moment water touches ones mouth it is not pure any more, definitely not pure in your guts and It will be absorbed by guts to the blood stream and Your kidneys urinate everything out reabsorbing good staff back. For instance, water is nutrient and purity increase waters function to absorb water soluble nutrients from your gut. In human guts live billions bacterias and some of them tap water kills. H2O against tap water. Oftentimes what really is wrong with you people, is that the case? You should take it into account. Good stuff from your body does not drops out because you drink pure water. Just look what will left after distillation and if you want you can eat it.
This article is absolute nonsense and poorly explained.
Our natural source of water is rain not contaminated water from municipal treatment plants. If there were an ounce of truth in your article then we’d have had mass deaths everywhere north of Manchester where water measures 10 20 ppm TDS. My guess is that you are talking about 18meg water for lab use in which case you should explain your theory more precisely instead of scaremongering. The fact are different to how to describe them 1215 meg water is perfectly safe to drink. That’s interesting. If it isn’t why have millions of people who’ve drunk it for 35 years avoided illness, this is the case right?
When this author discusses pure water, rather its chemical composition, he is not talking about its source.
Rain water is certainly not harmful for you! Impure, Roger, that is because it is just like the water you get from the tap. Of course, even though you can’t SEE things in your water, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there, from intelligence level you expressed in your comment, I know this might be a little hard for you to understand. Then, there are a whole host of salts and minerals and even some bacteria in there. Who’d have thought!
What this article is talking about is WFI or RODI water. These types of water types have been highly filtered to make them chemically pure in order to be used in labs for pure chemical reactions and to make safe medicines. They are certainly NOTHING CLOSE to rainwater chemical composition, that has many, many more impurities. Anyways, be careful of pure bore water. That’s where it starts getting interesting, right? Many deep aquifers in some areas can actually contain water that approach ultra pure concentrations. The bores are sourced from rain water and are notorious for lacking in any mineral type salt or nitrate concentration. Some articles also link this water to hyponatremic shock.
Its really quite bizarre what this water can do you.
OK this is nonsense. This article is garbage. In fact, the point when you put in your mouth, its impure, due to saliva. You can find more info about this stuff on this site. Dumbass, are you smarter than a 8th grader, am I correct? Of coarse not, as shown in the article. You should go and yourself for such a stupid claim and for releasing false information.
It is usually best to avoid extremes of diet.
We evolved to drink impure water to a degree… so if in doubt err on caution side and drink ordinary water not ultra pure. Minerals in water play an important part in our health. I’m sure it sounds familiar.|Doesn’t it sound familiar?|Sounds familiar, is that the case?|does it not, is that the case? The title should be misleading since a bunch of us are drinking water from anywhere. Essentially, the water itself is no longer consider pure once it comes in contact with something. Considering the above said. There will always be impurities in it, as water is from nature itself.
Through research from internet, there’s this thing called ultrapure water all purest which is never safe for drinking as it’s corrosive and very soft.
By water poisoning, it only happens if you drink a tons of water in a short time period. It can cause salt level, or sodium, in your blood to drop too low. Generally, it’s a condition called Hyponatremia. It’s very serious, and can be fatal.
Stop teaching people this garbage. This is how pseudoscientific conspiracies get started. Then again, phD candidate, I’m not pulling this out of my rear. As long as it’s not pure anymore the moment it touches your mouth, you could drink pure water just like regular water. The only difference is that if you were to chug too much water, the purified water would probably kill your cells quicker. Although, this is obviously nothing to worry about unless you’re planning on drinking a lethal dose of water. This is rubbish. However, your cells have active mechanisms to maintain tonicity. That’s a silly superstition, Pure water will not harm you. Astronauts on the Space Shuttle and the lunar missions drank absolutely pure water straight from the fuel cells and suffered no ill effects.