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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Urine an alternative to water?

Let's all find out if urine is safe enough to drink when water is scarce.

An article "The Yellow Liquid Diet : Is it a good idea to drink urine when water is scarce?" written by Chris Wilson...

An extra day or two, at best. A healthy person's urine is about 95 percent water and sterile, so in the short term it's safe to drink and does replenish lost water. But the other 5 percent of urine comprises a diverse collection of waste products, including nitrogen, potassium, and calcium—and too much of these can cause problems. When you drink your own pee, all the stuff that your kidneys had attempted to excrete comes right back into your stomach, and much of it ends up back in your kidneys. After several days of this, your urine will become highly concentrated with dangerous waste products, and drinking it can cause symptoms similar to those brought on by total kidney failure. At that point, you're doomed either way—from dehydration on the one hand or renal meltdown on the other. (Even if one could filter out most of the unwanted products in urine, the cycle would not be sustainable for long. In addition to what he or she pees out, the average human excretes about half a quart of water a day through sweating and exhaling.) Read full article here.

1 comments:

Del said...

Hi Lirs, aguyy kaya ba kaha nato ani ang ihi heheee! salamat sa PPP lirs, mgbantay ko atong mga time ingon nimo, i hope makadakop ko na pud:)

 

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