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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.
This link below is to the article about the Sacramento Woman:
Sun. Jan 14, 6:13pm
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
i was absolutely appalled when I read that. what a stupid contest!!!!
Sunday, January 14, 2007, 7:31 PM
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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