Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Hyponatremia…..Too Much Water can be Fatal

Hyponatremia is a very serious condition that can occur from drinking too much water after a long period of physical activity.
 
Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Apr;38(1):101-6.

Exercise-associated hyponatremia during winter sports.

Stuempfle KJ. Department of Health Sciences, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325, USA. kstuempf@gettysburg.edu

Abstract

Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is hyponatremia that occurs <or= 24 hours after prolonged physical activity. It is a potentially serious complication of marathons, triathlons, and ultradistance events, and can occur in hot and cold environments. Clear evidence indicates that EAH is a dilutional hyponatremia caused by excessive fluid consumption and the inappropriate release of arginine vasopressin. Cerebral and pulmonary edema can cause serious signs and symptoms, including altered mental status, respiratory distress, seizures, coma, and death. Rapid diagnosis and urgent treatment with hypertonic saline is necessary to prevent severe complications or death. Prevention is based on educating athletes to avoid excessive drinking before, during, and after exercise.

Abstract source: National Library of Medicine

S.78 Protecting Pregnant Women and Children from Perchlorate Act

S.78
Latest Title: Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Perchlorate Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 1/25/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Click here for the full text of the bill.

S.79 Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act

S.79
Latest Title: Protecting Pregnant Women and Children From Hexavalent Chromium Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 1/25/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Click here for the full text of the bill.

S. 875 Drinking Water Right to Know Act

S.875
Latest Title: Drinking Water Right to Know Act
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 5/3/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Click here for the full text of the bill.

S. 999 Small System Safe Drinking Water Act

S.999
Latest Title: Small System Safe Drinking Water Act of 2011

Mr. INHOFE (for himself, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. VITTER, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr. RISCH, and Mr. CRAPO) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

Latest Major Action: 5/16/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Go here for the full text of the bill.