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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
I hope the radio station gets sued!!!!
Technically I don't think that its the radio stations fault. All they did was set up the contest. No one was forced to participate. She signed up, she drank the water, she held her pee. My guess is that she didn't consult her doctor first either. While it is sad, and I do feel badly for her children, I don't think that its the radio stations fault.


If someone who had signed up for an eating contest (i.e. hotdogs) and somehow ruptured his stomach or something and died, should the eating contest be sued?
post #32 of 41
agh! now after reading this i am totally afraid to drink water!! i went to take a drink, and i was like "umm, is it safe?"
im a hypochondriac, lol.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by maddensmom View Post
Technically I don't think that its the radio stations fault. All they did was set up the contest. No one was forced to participate. She signed up, she drank the water, she held her pee. My guess is that she didn't consult her doctor first either. While it is sad, and I do feel badly for her children, I don't think that its the radio stations fault.


If someone who had signed up for an eating contest (i.e. hotdogs) and somehow ruptured his stomach or something and died, should the eating contest be sued?

I agree with you, anyone who signs up for a contest or whatever has decided to do that on their own, no body made them.
post #34 of 41
It was the part of the contest that said they couldn't urinate that made the water eventually become toxic to her system. Your body naturally wants to stay in balance - too much water and you're body will try to get rid of some, either by urinating or sweating or throwing up. If you're used to drinking a lot of water, your body has gotten used to the balance and can keep up with it.

Just listen to your body - it will tell you if you need more or less water.
post #35 of 41
DH said he has heard of this and I was talking with a friend who said it made sense to her (bio-chemist major or something like that).

I am very sad for the woman and her family.
post #36 of 41
It is so sad as she was doing it for her kids.

If you are drinking water in relation to normal thirst and not drink a lot at one time, you are not at risk. Gatorade was formulated to avoid the problem with water intoxication.
post #37 of 41
seen it on the news
post #38 of 41
Too much of anything is bad for you!!

And did anyone else notice that her name was "Strange"...
post #39 of 41
Very sad but also, I have to say, incredibly stupid. Do people not engage their brain before they do stuff like this? If there was a contest to jump off a cliff and see who reached the bottom first would people take part? What a pointless death.

edited to add - I do think the radio station are at least partly to blame (morally if not legally) for encouraging people to do something potentially dangerous without - seemingly - fully explaining the danger.
post #40 of 41
I live here in sacramento where it happened!

A lot of the djs got fired!
post #41 of 41
I work with clients who suffer from Prader-Willie Syndrome where they are constanly starving, because they cant constanly eat (they have to be restricted, they will literaly eat til they are sick and keep eating). But to try combat this they drink water, one of the patients I work with drank so much that she collapsed and was unconscious. It's something to be wary of, but she did drink A LOT of water, I'm talking about 10litres per day.
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