Dry water consists of water droplets that have been coated with silica nanoparticles, which prevents the droplets from forming a liquid.

If a human swallows dry water, does it have the same effect as regular water? Or do the particles go through the digestive system without releasing water inside? Is it dangerous to "drink" dry water?

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    $\begingroup$ I suggest this question to be asked at the chemistry stack exchange. $\endgroup$ Jul 16, 2017 at 22:58

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Human health effects associated with silica exposure, especially crystalline silica (0.5–10 µm), have widely been studied. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica induces silicosis in workers (a fibrotic lung disease) and is also associated with lung cancer, emphysema, and pulmonary tuberculosis (Leung et al.

so im gonna say if you just straight inhaled silica nano-particles it would be very harmful but would say that the nano-particles passing through you should not be a big factor (i would not drink it just because it could hypothetically go into your lungs

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