Would You Drink Raw Water?

What's in the water

Even the most vocal raw water proponents admit that you have to drink any raw water you obtain within a couple months of its bottling or it'll turn its bottle green with algae, like the inside of a fish tank.

Despite the high price tag, raw water companies have been experiencing a shortage of supply as the demand for natural aqua has been increasing on a daily basis, so much so that venture capitalists have seen a huge potential in this product and are pouring money into these new raw water startups just as fast as consumers are buying what they are selling. There are also the intestinal infection dysentery, the disease typhoid fever and poisoning from heavy metals that could wash into water from rocks, among many others.

"The water from the tap just doesn't taste quite as refreshing", Battle told the Times.

To Indians, this may not seem odd as the majority of us drink groundwater daily but in the U.S., the authorities started supplying treated water to houses as early as the year 1908. What about using plastic bottles?

Bottled water with promotional branding is common in the industry.

"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".

Access to clean water is a serious health problem in the poorer areas around the world. Studies have shown regular bottled water is no safer, but does generate huge mounds of wasteful byproducts like plastic and carbon dioxide. "So the only difference is what else is in there and some of those things might be innocuous like the minerals, some of them might be not so innocuous - things like Giardia and bacteria have been found in springs". "You're going to get 99 percent of the bad stuff out", he said. "So this notion of raw water is insane". Haas, who was recently recognized by the National Water Research Institute for pioneering work in microbial risk assessment, notes that water treatment is an important development that helps to stave off a number of contaminants - found both in nature and in the delivery pipes - so drinking untreated water is actually likely to increase health risks.

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The fact that people are voluntarily forgoing treated water was met with concern, horror and shock on social media. For the first time, it was proven that disease was carried by water, and it became one of the main functions of good government to provide safe water to citizens.

"The earth constantly offers the purest substance on the planet as spring water".

Another raw water supplier, Live Water, in Los Angeles, Calif., claims a range of vague and scientifically unsupported health benefits. Then come filtration and disinfection to remove bacteria, parasites and so on.

The raw water movement is mainly motivated by a (scientifically unsupported) conviction that unfiltered water has some kind of vaguely defined probiotic quality, that filtered water lacks essential minerals, and that tap water might be contaminated by lead, fluoride, or umm, birth control chemicals.

Live Water did not immediately respond to requests for comment. "We celebrate this ancient life source that humanity flourished from, since the beginning of our existence", the Live Water website says.

Hello, my name is Vibrio cholerae and you, my drinker, are in for a really crappy time.

I can feel my chakras vibrating already.

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