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Drink Slowly, Avoid Water Toxemia

A woman died this week from drinking too much water too fast, during a radio contest to see how long contestants could wait before urinating.

Water Intoxication

This link below is to the article about the Sacramento Woman:


Sun. Jan 14, 6:13pm

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One of the links says this is dangerous to amateur athletes and amateur marathon runners. Good to know!

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 6:16 PM

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i was absolutely appalled when I read that. what a stupid contest!!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2007, 7:31 PM

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I cannot believe that the radio station did not consult a doctor as to the safety of doing such an event!!! To drink so much water without any types of electrolytes is highly dangerous!!!

I believe a college student died from something similar a few years ago, when his frat brothers made him drink gallons of water....

The woman's family should sue the station for negligence--I don't care if she signed a "waiver" or "hold harmless" agreement. Such a contest was obviously not supervised by any doctor--otherwise it wouldn't have occurred in the first place!

Monday, January 15, 2007, 8:21 PM

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