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Subject: Toxicity of Heavy Water
Date: Jan 04, 10:48 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Jan 04, 10:48 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

This just came up in a conversation, and I am too lazy to search for an MSDS.

Is heavy water toxic? I thought not (esp since natural water is some small percentage heavy), however, there are vociferous claims otherwise standing here.

I also seem to recall tests on water halflife in the body being made using Tritiated water (or perhaps it was radioactive oxygen).

Of course Tritiated water is a health hazard from the radiation effects, but is it toxic as well?

idly inquring minds want to know