Saturday, October 13, 2012

Is It Safe to Drink Seawater?

We all know that humans need fresh water in order to stay alive. Water helps digest the food we eat and regulate different body functions. It also helps in temperature regulation inside the body and enhances physical conditions as well. 

On the other hand, Alain Bombard introduced the idea that a person can live by drinking seawater, too, although it needs to be taken in little amounts (not over 32 oz daily). Thus, in theory, we can gradually 'teach' the human body to tolerate seawater.  However,  intake of too much sea water can make an individual sick because it contains salts that can cause dehydration and eventually, death. Seawater pulls out the water inside our body cells which depletes them. Also, it is generally unsafe to drink sea water because it carries too many bacteria that can make us ill.  Moreover, the salt content in seawater is very high that the human body won't be able to digest it. Seawater can also damage the kidneys leading to kidney failure. 

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