Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, January 04, 2018

The health trend for drinking 'raw' water has been branded potentially deadly by experts. The demand for untreated, unsterilized spring water has skyrocketed in parts of the US, but authorities say it can contain E. coli bacteria, viruses, and parasites as well as cancer-causing compounds. Firms are selling unfiltered water across the United States and the craze is particularly popular in Silicon Valley with some charging $60.99 for a 2.5 gallon jug. The New York Times reports that one company selling it in San Diego has seen its sales double every year since launching three years ago as the 'water consciousness movement' grows. Advocates of the trend are 'looking to get off the water grid' to avoid the added fluoride, which they brand as 'toxic', and because of the lead pipes used in treatments. They say the process removes beneficial minerals and healthy bacteria. One described public provisions as 'drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them'.

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I really liked the Flushing-Queens flavor.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-01-04 09:21 PM | Reply

If only it wasn't fatal frequently.

The herd would be culled in a beneficial way and the gene pool scrubbed a bit.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-05 12:01 AM | Reply

$61 for two and a half gallons of cholera?

Such a deal.

Here I thought the raw milk craziness were the lowest the human race could go.

These morons brought in a backhoe.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-05 07:18 AM | Reply

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