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Is dueterium free water healthier than normal water?

Asked by talljasperman (21734points) June 26th, 2013

Deuterium occurs naturally in water, is the removal of it from the drinking supply healthy. Also Tritium

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No, I would say that the removal of deuterium has zero effect on healthiness. It is very chemically similar to hydrogen, so it functions as a replacement in almost all reactions, to little effect.

Heavy water (water with deuterium) is fatal when it comprises about 50% of all water. In typical drinking water, however, only three-hundredths of one percent (0.03%) is heavy water.

Some people believe that higher concentrations of heavy water may be beneficial by helping to fight free radicals.

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