James Singmaster III’s letter in Friday’s Enterprise brings up a subject direly needed for discussion. Desalinization of ocean water to meet the world’s need for water isn’t talked about much, probably because no one wants to bring up the disaster of human pollution of the oceans. I understand that sea water is so toxic that there is no way to desalinate it for safe human consumption.
On the other hand, I’ve also heard that the cruise ships desalinate sea water for their use in the drinking water systems aboard. Is cruise ship water too toxic to talk about, or is toxicity of sea water a myth? Who has a good source of information on this dialog?