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The LD 50 listed on the wikipedia page you link to is 90 mL/kg, which would be about 6 liters for a 68 kg (150 lb) person. This is consistent with at least one report, where someone died from drinking 7 liters of water in 1.5 hours. The mechanism by which water kills people is by lowering the amount of ions (chiefly sodium) in the blood. A condition called ...
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