Raw Water: To Drink or Not To Drink?

  • Raw Water: To Drink or Not To Drink?

Raw Water: To Drink or Not To Drink?

It is unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized. "Chloramine, and on top of that they're putting in fluoride".

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. Raw water trends are arising in some of American's wealthiest regions, however, including San Francisco's Mission District, where safe, low-cost alternatives to the already-safe tap water are easily afforded.

One big fan is Doug Evans, who says he lived on Live Water for 10 days after his Juicero company, which sold a much-mocked $700 juicer, collapsed a few months ago.

"Tap water? You're drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them", said Mukhande Singh, conspiracy theorist and founder of Live Water, to the Times. Raw water drinkers are basically anti-vaxxers. This company's stand against filtered, treated water has already found fertile ground in the minds of plenty of people in Western California, riding on the public outrage around the water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan.

"Water pulled from a spring or water that comes out of the tap - the water molecules are identical", she said.

"Unfortunately this sterilization destroys beneficial sources of minerals and probiotics", whereas "living spring water is the key to unlocking a ideal microbiome balance". 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.

Proponents of the raw water movement, which advocates the consumption of untreated, unfiltered spring water instead of fluoridated, filtered tap water, apply the same logic to H2O that other groups have applied to things like meat and produce: If it's been treated with any chemicals at all, it must be bad. "Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio", they explain, estimating that it causes some 502,000 diarrheal deaths around the world each year.

To Indians, this may not seem unusual as the majority of us drink groundwater daily but in the USA, the authorities started supplying treated water to houses as early as the year 1908.

Raw water has its skeptics.

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. 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.

Many people are not so convinced about the validity of this fad.

"Nearly everything conceivable that can make you sick can be found in water". "Anything you can think of can be in untreated water, really".