Raw water health trend could be deadly

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"We also test each batch for harmful bacteria, and no one has ever gotten sick from drinking the water we bottle". This spring water is sold at a hefty cost of $34.99 per 2.5 gallons / 9.5 liters as an alternative to tap water and bottled waters. I'm also a fan of raw honey's gritty sugar crystals.

"The first time I drank fresh, living spring water a surge of energy and peacefulness entered my being". "Raw water" basically means contaminated water. What about using plastic bottles? Fluoride, which has also been added to public water supplies for decades, makes teeth stronger and prevents cavities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While that belief isn't scientifically supported, other things are - namely that untreated water can itself contain all sorts of harmful elements, and not just intestinal parasites and bacteria. "Anything you can think of can be in untreated water, really".

"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".

"Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, food production or recreational purposes", the WHO says.

Access to clean water is a serious health problem in the poorer areas around the world.

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. "This is the opposite of 'raw water, ' which is essentially untreated ground or surface water, which nearly certainly contains any number of pathogens", a spokesperson from Zero Mass Water said.

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Experts warn to consider naturally occurring elements from groundwater contamination. "So this notion of raw water is insane". Founded in 2015, Zero Mass Water have been installing sources around the world and, in late 2017, began work in California. Unfiltered water can carry a number of diseases such as Hepatitis A and cholera. They are perfectly healthy to eat raw.

"If you have heavily processed water with chemicals in it that are created to kill bacteria, then I think it can really materially alter the body", he told The Washington Post.

Those who sell it hold that all this virginal unprocessed-ness is super good for you. It may come from a natural spring. Another company, Tourmaline Spring in ME, sells 12 one-liter bottles for $36.

Live Water did not immediately respond to requests for comment. While no one wants to find traces of pharmaceuticals in their drinking water, the prospect of contracting an intestinal protozoa - and the resulting life-threatening illness - is far more frightening.

Evans said others should make their own decision about what to drink.