By: Steve Dellar | 01-04-2018 | News
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Dangerous New US Health Trend: "Raw Water"

A new year, a new health craze apparently. The latest trend amongst Americans (mostly in Silicon Valley) is to dish out $36,99 out for a 2.5 gallon of ‘raw water.’ Yes, that is unfiltered water straight from the spring. And even though it sounds all natural and healthy, doctors are warning for the dangerous effects.

Because the difference between water from the spring and the water in the bottle is that the latter one is filtered and undone of any microbes. Your body is used to this kind of water and Mother Nature will give you an unpleasant case of diarrhea should you switch to ‘raw water.’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tech bros demand raw water.<br>Raw water kills tech bros.<br>And the downside is..?<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Aaron Duran (@GeekintheCity) <a href="">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Vince Hill, chief of the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, said: "There are many sources of water contamination, and some of those sources are naturally occurring."

"Spring water and mountain stream water may look pure, but it can be contaminated with things like bacteria and viruses, parasites and other contaminants that you can't see."

And if that is not enough warning to you, do note that the World Health Organization classifies drinking contaminated water as one of the most dangerous preventable health risks for humanity worldwide. They warn specifically that "contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dear ignorant hipsters,<br><br>You live in the Anthropocene. All the water around you—and everything in your environment—has been altered by human activity. &quot;Raw water&quot; does not exist.<br><br>Sincerely,<br><br>I hate you<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Emily Atkin (@emorwee) <a href="">January 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Lastly, do consider that given the time dinosaurs were around for, a few billion years, scientists mostly agree that all the water in the seas has been passed around as dinosaur urine at some point so that filtering might not be a bad idea after all.


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Anonymous No. 15252 2018-01-04 : 15:07

Go ahead and drink that RO stripped poison. Humans have been drinking spring water 4ever.

P Stain No. 15335 2018-01-05 : 18:35

I grew up drinking spring water and eating only food from our farm , including meat. I didn't move to the city until my early 30's. Obviously no more spring water and only choice for food was grocery store.

I was physically sick my first 2-2-1/2 weeks of city life, it was awful.

What's being put in your food, sprayed on crops, injected into animals, and the water 💦"filtered AND fluoridated is poisoning you, period. It's a big reason EVERYONE dies of cancer.

Of course it it's swept under the rug because -💲💰💵

Oh my bad, you thought 💭 the FDA and EPA were there to HELP you?

😂😂🙄Don't be so naïve,

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