In order to turn sea water into drinkable water, virtually all of the salt must be removed. By definition, salts are ionic compounds. I am assuming that there are other non-ionic compounds devolved in the sea water, must these compounds be removes as well before water becomes safe to drink? In general, do non-ionic compounds present the same dehydration dangers as salts when consumed in drinking water? Why or why not?
For this question, lets not consider other toxic effects besides dehydration.