My title is exagering the situation but a study found that drinking too much water may damage kidneys.
Researchers say kidney damage found in more than 200 residents of Walkerton, Ont., is not the result of E. coli poisoning.
A new study suggests the serious damage has been caused by drinking too much water and that it's a problem that could be afflicting thousands of people across the country.
The condition is one of the findings of a long-term health study into the 2000 tainted-water tragedy and is "completely preventable" a lead researcher told the Canadian Press Wednesday.
The study found that five per cent of the 4,400 residents tested had high urine volumes with pathological levels of protein.
The problem is unrelated to the E. coli-contaminated water that killed seven people and sickened 2,500 others in May 2000.
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