C'MON MAN...REALLY, RAW WATER !?!?!?!?
We've received a number of emails from Dealers and Customers concerning the newest drinking water fadRAW WATER.
Below, I've pasted several articles on the subject that deal with and point out the dangers (and unintelligence) involved with drinking Raw Water.
I've also reviewed the LIVE WATER website for a host of "disinformation" designed to sway the reader to accept the website's erroneous and harmful claims. See the highlighted excerpts below.
Additionally the LIVE WATER website cites their RAW WATER contains PROBIOTICS. I've included definitions for several of the bacteria they listand NONE ARE PROBIOTICSTHEY ARE DISEASE CAUSING MICRO ORGANISMS.
And lastly, there are no expiration dates listed for the highly expensive bottles. It is important to note here, that in 1930 the average life span in the U.S. was 35 years of age. Raw water containing typhus was the leading cause of early death.
So here's the problem at the Consumer level as so well addressed in the last Vox article:
The raw water trend might be short-lived but it has something in common with other pseudoscientific beliefs
The raw water trend might be fleeting the appeal of potentially drinking animal pee could wear off but it has something in common with other pseudoscientific theories that see natural as good and chemical as bad.
it is hard to persuade people that theyre wrong once theyre sure fluoride is a government attempt at mind control. People tend to rally around their beliefs once theyre convinced of their authenticity, regardless of facts. Sometimes those false beliefs become deeply held because they offer a satisfying explanation that otherwise wouldnt exist.
[Disinformation from Live Water website]
Blasting water with ozone changes it's molecular structure.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation uses synthetic ultraviolet light, different from our natural environment UV, to kill or inactivate micro-organisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA.
A hard fact to swallow, but your drinking water might be considered a genetically modified
organism. GMO seeds and GMO water don't have the capacity to reproduce life. Perhaps this could
influence human'scapacities also.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our services are not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your health care provider before making a decision to switch
your drinking water source.
[Disinformation from Live Water websitebacteria listed as probiotic but are disease causing]
Pseudomonas oleovorans is a Gram-negative, methylotrophicbacterium that is a source of rubredoxin (part of the hydroxylation-epoxidation system). It was first isolated in water-oil emulsions used as lubricants and cooling agents for cutting metals. Based on 16S rRNA analysis, P. oleovorans has been placed in the P. aeruginosa group. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common Gram-negative, rod-shapedbacterium that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans. A species of considerable medical importance, P. aeruginosa is a multidrug resistantpathogen recognized for its ubiquity, its intrinsically advanced antibiotic resistance mechanisms, and its association with serious illnesses hospital-acquired infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and various sepsis syndromes.
The organism is considered opportunistic insofar as serious infection often occurs during existing diseases or conditions most notably cystic fibrosis and traumatic burns. It is also found generally in the immunocompromised but can infect the immunocompetent as in hot tub folliculitis. Treatment of P. aeruginosa infections can be difficult due to its natural resistance to antibiotics. When more advanced antibiotic drug regimens are needed adverse effects may result.
It is citrate, catalase, and oxidase positive. It is found in soil, water, skin flora, and most man-made environments throughout the world. It thrives not only in normal atmospheres, but also in low-oxygen atmospheres, thus has colonized many natural and artificial environments. It uses a wide range of organic material for food; in animals, its versatility enables the organism to infect damaged tissues or those with reduced immunity. The symptoms of such infections are generalized inflammation and sepsis. If such colonizations occur in critical body organs, such as thelungs, the urinary tract, and kidneys, the results can be fatal. Because it thrives on moist surfaces, this bacterium is also found on and inmedical equipment, including catheters, causing cross-infections in hospitals and clinics. It is also able to decompose hydrocarbons and has been used to break down tarballs and oil from oil spills. P. aeruginosa is not extremely virulent in comparison with other major pathogenic bacterial species for example Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes though P. aeruginosa is capable of extensive colonization, and can aggregate into enduring biofilms.
Even as a child, it was not hard to understand that the tap water was not, under any circumstances, to be consumed. We always had cupboards full of bottled water on hand for cooking or consumption. It was an adjustment, but an easy enough one for American expats to make. First Worlders encounter a ...
'Raw Water' Gives Consumers Expensive, Completely Untreated Option - Water Online (press release)
Why You Should Pass on the 'Raw Water' Trend - Care2.com
There's nothing new about people advocating for purer water, or about people claiming spring water is somehow better than tap water. But a New York Times article highlighting the raw water movement in California has upset health professionals like Dr. Mary Margaret Fill, medical epidemiologist who ...
Subject:The Verge: Raw water is the latest pseudo-scientific craze that could make you sick
Raw water is the latest pseudo-scientific craze that could make you sick The Verge
Drinking 'raw water' could cause raw diarrhea Read the full story
"Spring water could also contain chemicals that can cause long-term health effects, such as kidney and liver damage, nervous system disorders and birth defects. The health effects of drinking contaminated water can be more severe, even life threatening, for babies, children, the elderly and ...
People are eschewing tap and bottled water in favor of an icy cold glass of untreated spring water so-called raw or unprocessed water which proponents say has beneficial minerals that are removed from treated or filtered water, and doesn't include chemicals in tap water, such as fluoride, ...
How Raw Water Is Becoming A Trend In San Francisco - progrss (press release) (blog)
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