Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

$60 Jugs Of "Raw Water" Are All The Rage In Silicon Valley

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Other days, it's about telling people not to eat their own placenta.

Here's one of those trends that puts the nut in health nut: drinking untreated - or raw - water that comes with a $15 a bottle price tag and a host of health warnings.

Hold your canteen under a natural spring and you'll come away with crystal clear water, potentially brimming with beneficial bacteria as well as minerals from the earth. "The springs that I will drink from have all been tested - and the closer you're drinking it to the source, the safer it is". Oregon Trail tells me it'll probably give you dysentery by day 28.

So what is "raw water"?

In case you haven't noticed, Silicon Valley is obsessed with health, or at least the appearance of health.

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, the United States enjoys some of the safest drinking water in the world. Another point of worry is that the filtration systems now employed in the U.S. are the (very vaguely-termed) wrong ones, and remove beneficial minerals. They assert that filtering water removes positive elements like probiotics and minerals. Straight out of Mother Nature's tit.

In San Francisco, a grocery store called Rainbow Grocery is a big fan of this trend, and they are selling 2.5 gallon containers of the stuff for $36.99, and refills cost $14.99.

If the at-home "unfiltration system" isn't your bag, the effort to fight against lead, Chloramine, and Fluoride polluted H20 isn't all lost.

Yes, modern progressives are basically 1950s John Birch'ers who believe in a government conspiracy to poison or control us with fluoride in tap water.

Take a moment to enjoy this calming water shot after reading that.

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Mukhande Singh, founder of Live Water, in their marketing campaign. We have no idea how many lurk in raw water sources. As far back in history as Ancient Egypt, people would clarify their water before drinking it, and it is a well known fact among survival experts that even fresh spring water should be boiled before drinking, to eliminate contamination risks.

The World Health Organization has a short list of water-related illnesses that includes cholera, a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and can kill a person in a matter of hours.

By shunning recommended water safety practices, experts say raw water could contain risky bacteria, viruses and parasites that can make you sick.

The EPA enforces a very arduous purification process including filtration, sedimentation (letting impurities settle down) and disinfection on America's public water providers. Most of those potential contaminants are unsafe for humans to consume.

It's so important to do it right that they'll show up unannounced to take samples and check that everything is up to requirements. 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.

"You want to drink tap water, drink tap water".

This is one of the main reasons public water was introduced in the first place, to regulate and diminish the amount of naturally occurring contaminants in the public water supply. Both elements become poisonous in large enough doses.

While there may be some areas of the country with less than ideal drinking water, raw water can contain pathogens such as e. coli, parasites, and viruses. Unfiltered water can carry a number of diseases such as Hepatitis A and cholera.

Many Soho residents who lived closer to other pumps.opted to walk a few extra blocks for the refreshing taste of Broad Street's water. "And I feel good drinking it".

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