What is raw water and should we be anxious about it?

Live Water Live Water is a startup selling 2.5-gallon jugs of untreated water for $US36.99

It is unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized. "On top of that they're putting in fluoride". Also, one of the most enthusiastic backers of raw water is Doug Evans, the guy behind Juicero, a $US399 ($511) machine that squeezed pre-filled bags of juice into cups. In fact, raw water is incredibly unsafe. Companies have started making new types of water bottles that are more eco-friendly, too. And, Live Water's founder, who changed his name from Christopher Sanborn to Mukande Singh, per Fortune, claimed that public tap water is "toilet water with birth control drugs in it", which is spreading risky misinformation to the public.

He said that drinking raw water could result in a range of negative health responses, from mild gastrointestinal problems, to serious illness, hospitalization, and even death.

As a company based in San Francisco, we find the onslaught of health hacks are often fueled more by mystique than action. 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.

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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. Rest assured knowing that any bottled water available in Canada has to go through strict regulations put in place by Health Canada - regulations that take things like the levels of lead and bacteria into consideration. She also said that ozone does not change the molecular structure of water, as Live Water claims; if it did, the liquid would no longer be considered water. Giardia, another illness caused by unclean water, puts roughly 4,600 USA people in hospital every year. A few of the most popular include Tourmaline Spring in OR (which bills its untreated water as "sacred, living water") and Live Water in ME (which calls its product an "ancient life source").

It also cites the California outbreak in 2017 where 20 people died of Hepatitis A caused by E. coli and cholera transmitted through unclean water. A puddle could be marketed as raw and you don't see many people getting on their knees every time they fancy a drink, do you?

Many in the United States have now chose to forego drinking tap water in exchange for "raw water", putting their health at risk in the process. "And I feel good drinking it". The system still filters the water and adds minerals to it. He claims his water "expires" after a few months, assuring him a constant supply of new customers who can never stock up on ethereal power.

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