'Raw Water' Trend May Expose Drinkers to Health Risks

Leslie Hanson
January 13, 2018

You'll have a hard time finding any studies that support that notion, but it doesn't take a genius to work out that, even if drinking sterile, pure water doesn't contain "good" bacteria, that's a small price to pay for not contracting cholera, Giardia, or E. coli. A 2.5-gallon (9.5-litre) glass orb retails for US$60.99 (up from US$36.99 since the Times' article); and refills cost US$14.99.

If so, "raw water" might be the beverage trend for you.

They say London water has been recycled seven times, while in recent years, America has suffered lead contamination disasters.

This raw water has not been treated, and comes from natural sources. What about using plastic bottles? Many communities reject adding fluoride to drinking water, even though it strengthens teeth and is safe at low doses. We have no idea how many lurk in raw water sources.

Federal law requires the Environmental Protection Agency to put in place certain standards to ensure that tap water is safe to drink.

As per Singh, "real water" should expire after a few months.

"In some respects", Jones said, "the fact that people are anxious filtration is removing necessary minerals is really an extreme case of one of these First World problems". After his juice company collapsed, Evans said he drank nothing but Live Water.

Sure, some people might be anxious about drinking tap water but hello, we're not living in the 1800s - Britta filter has been out for years.

That's why, experts say, it's imperative to know what exactly you're putting into your body.

"The whole reason we do not have a lot of the disease you see in third world countries, is because of our water filtration system", Brahmbhatt said. This presumably applies to bottled raw water. So in yet another infuriating sign of how they're planning to blow all that money on things like disgusting Koch-branded shirts, hydrofoils, and ways to impale birds, our aristocratic overlords have apparently discovered you can drink unfiltered water and are busy convincing themselves it's worth at least six bucks a gallon.

Rachel Yacobozzi, a holistic health coach in San Clemente, Calif., who describes herself on her Instagram page as "in love with her pup, chocolate and sunshine" might as well add Live Water to that list. Furthermore, life threatening diseases like Hepatitis A and cholera could also spread by consuming untreated water. The blue-green algae called cyanobacteria can cause severe allergic reactions when someone bathes in the contaminated water or drinks it, with different types of the bacteria causing different symptoms.

Another store in San Diego, Liquid Eden, offers options including "fluoride-free, chlorine-free and a "mineral electrolyte alkaline" drinking water that goes for $US2.50 ($3) a gallon". To strip out harmful chemicals, microbes, parasites, bacteria and germs. If you still want to have it run off your dirty roof and into your mouth you can do that, but the modern world does what it can to prevent foodborne illnesses. "Now is that because I saw it come off the roof, and anything from the roof feels special?"

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