Sunday, 7 January 2018

I Have Just Read About The Latest Fad,

drinking raw water, 

that's right people are actually drinking unfiltered, untreated, raw spring water, by choice, which, even when from the seemingly cleanest of sources, can spread diseases like cholera, E. coli, Hepatitis A or Giardia and, this is the good bit, are even paying to be exposed to these diseases! to add insult to potential injury, this unsterilised water, bottled and marketed by startups like Live Water, is priced at $36.99 per 2.5-gallon containers and $14.99 per refill at the co-op Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, the water is often out of stock and typically sees a price hike with every restock, what a potential health nightmare, still I should not be surprised, the California’s bay area is also notorious for other absurd anti-science health trends such as the movement opposing vaccinations which, in 2014, lead to the most significant measles outbreak the state had seen in decades, so that worked then? 

“It has a vaguely mild sweetness, a nice smooth mouthfeel, nothing that overwhelms the flavor profile,” Kevin Freeman, a manager at Rainbow Grocery, told the New York Times, “Bottled water’s controversial. We’ve curtailed our water selection. But this is totally outside that whole realm.” Live Water was founded by Mukhande Singh (formerly Christopher Sandborn), three years ago in Culver, Oregon, but has since moved to Los Angeles. Although pure water is obtainable via a reverse osmosis filter, Singh claims that pristine water is not the goal. “You’re going to get 99 percent of the bad stuff out,” he said. “But now you have dead water.” Singh added that “real water” expires after a few months. “It stays most fresh within one lunar cycle of delivery,” he said. “If it sits around too long, it’ll turn green. People don’t even realize that because all their water’s dead, so they never see it turn green.”

some of these risks that you expose yourself if you drink unfiltered water include E. coli bacteria, viruses, and parasites, “Without water treatment, there’s acute and then chronic risks,” Dr. Hensrud, the director of the Healthy Living Program at the Mayo Clinic said. “There’s evidence all over the world of this, and the reason we don’t have those conditions is because of our very efficient water treatment.” Hensrud compared the “raw water” movement to the anti-vaccination movement for its rejection of established modern science and its risk to public health, the rejection of vaccines has lead to a resurgence of diseases once thought eradicated, and “raw” water could do the same, I will drink to that! and now for a few facts, water treatment in the US eliminated diseases such as cholera, which once killed many Americans, and still kills up to 143,000 people globally every year, the World Health Organization estimates that contaminated water kills over 3.4 million people globally every year, making it the leading cause of death worldwide. 844 million people, according to WHO, lack access to clean water, as one commentator noted, this “raw” water trend among some of the wealthiest elite on the planet is an insult to those millions of people suffering from lack of access to treated water, for a fuller look at the drinking unfiltered water scam have a look here.

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