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Old 03-29-2006, 01:44 PM   #11
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Thanks, that's the answer I was looking for!
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:22 PM   #12
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I need to correct my story a bit. I went back and talked to the guy about ro/di being deadly. I didn't get it quite right.

His quote from an email he sent me this morning:

"RO is OK for drinking, RO/DI removes all of the electrolytes and minerals that you need, and generally only get from drinking water. The article I read said that drinking nothing but RO/DI for more than 2 weeks would lead to dehydration."
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The article I read said that drinking nothing but RO/DI for more than 2 weeks would lead to dehydration."
That’s still misleading since water is still water with or without the minerals. Your body does need minerals to survive long term but also gets them from the food you eat. I can see maybe eating mineral free foods along with drinking ro/di water for years could lead to malnourishment but it’s unrealistic that you would do either and even more unrealistic that it would have an effect after only two weeks.

You can die from drinking too much water
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