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The water you drink could be harmful if its untreated, say experts

The water you drink could be harmful if its untreated, say experts

Because, well, when it comes to denying science we're scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

According to a New York Times investigation published last week, unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized water is now being bottled and marketed in San Francisco for $36.99 per 2.5 gallons, and for $14.99 per refill, by a small Oregon-based start-up named Live Water.

The first is that the San Francisco area is one of the richest parts of the country. In a recent study published by a New York Times that in the San Francisco the unfiltered, unsterilised water is being bottled up for a high price. At Rainbow Grocery, a co-op in the city's Mission District, a 2.5-gallon, glass orb of untreated Live Watersold for$36.99, and was later marked up to $60.99 after the Times story dropped.

However, health professionals have emphasised that there could be a real danger to drinking this water, as there are pathogens transmitted in water that could be introduced by bird droppings, cattle, and other environmental factors.

Live Spring Water, one company who collects this water, say that because they collect it from the head of the spring there is no way for harmful contaminants to enter the water.

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"There's not just the problem with getting too little fluoride to help prevent tooth decay", Ritchey said before adding: "There's also the possibility of getting too much of it from a natural source, which can cause health problems of its own". Business Insider noted that raw water, even from the cleanest streams, could contain animal faeces and could spread Giardia. They believe the wrong filtration removes beneficial minerals.

The founder of Live Water, Mukhande Singh, told The Times he believes that public water has been poisoned. A believer of "raw water" went on to share that he feels tap water is like "drinking toilet water with birth-control drugs in them". "Chloramine, and on top of that they're putting in fluoride". In lower quantity fluoride is advantageous to dental health.

"Without water treatment, there's acute and then chronic risks", Dr. Hensrud said, including E. coli bacteria, viruses, parasites and carcinogenic compounds that can be present in untreated water.

"There's evidence all over the world of this, and the reason we don't have those conditions is because of our very efficient water treatment", he added.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention argues even basic water treatment methods and filtration can help stave off risky contaminants and that the chemicals used to treat the water are safe for consumption.


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