The Conversation reports:
Drinking enough water is very important during long periods of physical activity or recreational pursuits. But there are rare instances when too much fluid intake can be harmful, and even lead to death.
Earlier this week, the ABC reported on the unfortunate death of a bushwalker in Tasmania’s north western ranges. The coroner’s report said the most likely cause of death was an “exercise-related medical condition caused by drinking too much water during prolonged exertion.”
There you have it. Drinking kills. And finally, the anti-bottled water brigade have their health angle: all those fancy Evian and San Pellegrino labels are luring kids into the deadly habit of watering. Nicola Roxon, Tanya Plibersek, call your office!
This is only the latest piece of evidence that water, the warm and fuzzy name for dihydrogen monoxide, kills. Won’t somebody think of the children?