In the following brief exchange, representatives from Green Water Technologies answer unusual questions about water.
Q: What is water intoxication and how is it possible?
Green Water Technologies: Water intoxication is a dangerous condition that results in systemic sodium imbalance. Drinking too much water can actually lead to life-threatening symptoms including seizures and death. Babies are at risk of water intoxication if given water instead of – or in addition to – milk or breast milk. Endurance athletes are also prone to water intoxication.
Q: Is it safe to drink tea, coffee, and sodas exclusively?
Green Water Technologies: Like all liquids, coffee, teas, and sodas contain water. However, caffeinated versions of these drinks also have a diuretic effect which can prevent water from being distributed correctly throughout the body. Even if a person is drinking coffee, there is a chance he or she may still become dehydrated, especially during warm weather when the body naturally loses more fluids via sweat. As well, these beverages contain excess levels of sugar or artificial sweeteners that can damage teeth and deplete the body of vital nutrients.