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Subject: Re: Toxicity of Heavy Water
Date: Jan 05, 10:01 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On Jan 05, 10:01 am, Jim Lux wrote:

>I read on the usenet it is, in high concentrations because of its mass, subtle chemistry is involved. Maybe a deja search on deuterium and toxicity will help?

Actually, now I've taken a look at some MSDS for D2O.. Most of the effects look like the effects of overdoses of water (increased urination, electrolyte imbalance, etc.), and mention that it is mildly corrosive (which applies to regular water too, of course).

There is yet another mention that if the concentration in the body gets above 50% that there are acute effects, however no details or mechanism is given.