Re: Salt

Hara Ra (
Wed, 07 Jan 1998 22:22:34 -0800

Robin Helweg-Larsen wrote:

> Anyone know the validity of the story that drinking seawater makes you crazy?
> Do people survive on a raft by drinking seawater, or do they have to catch
> rainwater? Maybe not drinking enough (sea)water makes them crazy?

Seawater is about 3% salt, and the kidneys have a limit of about 1% salt
excreted into the urine. Drinking seawater results in dehydration, and
if you are already dehydrated, the result is kidney failure and the
accumulated waste in the blood causes a lot of problems, including

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