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What Is ‘Raw Water’ – and Should You Be Worried?

One News Page Staff Sunday, 14 January 2018
What Is ‘Raw Water’ – and Should You Be Worried?by

Culinary crazes come and go – and 2018 has only just arrived and we’re already seeing a rise in interest in a twist on H2O that has been sending many medical professionals’ heads into a spin. The beverage in question is being referred to as ‘raw water’ – and, in its most simplest form, this basically means you’re drinking water that is completely unfiltered. On paper, this perhaps doesn’t sound too bad – however, if you dig a little deeper, it could mean further issues for anyone looking to partake in more than just an odd glass or two.

Untreated spring water is apparently growing as a trend beyond Silicon Valley where it is thought to have originally caught fire – and it can be a tempting option if you are particularly keen on avoiding introducing a variety of chemicals and additives such as fluoride into your diet. The trend occupies the ‘natural’ niche that has been escalating for some time now – and certain brands such as Live Water and Zero Mass Water are already selling bottles of the stuff to those interested drinkers who, for example, may be wishing to take on fasting. However – is the trend really worth getting into?

The ‘Raw Water’ Obsession
Watch: The ‘Raw Water’ Obsession

The facts stand that additives and so forth may exist in treated water – however, treatment does also ensure that you are protected from certain parasites and deadly bacteria – essentially, the process makes sure that you are drinking water that is considered completely safe. Legionnaire’s Disease, for example, can be commonly spread through unfiltered water – and yet this trend for drinking water completely unfiltered continues to build.

Those who are keen to remove additives and chemicals from water may be doing so with good intentions, but the statistics speak for themselves when it comes to the number of people ill-affected by unfiltered H2O – this is an issue which largely occurs in the developing world as opposed to the developed countries who may be taking in ‘raw water’ – though if this trend does continue, it could become a very real worry indeed.

'Raw water' trend has people paying for the privilege of drinking untreated springwater
Watch: 'Raw water' trend has people paying for the privilege of drinking untreated springwater

Dietary supplements and crazes come and go – and whether or not raw water remains so popular remains to be seen – but the negative press and health warnings that come attached could well put the final nail in the coffin. Trying to lose weight or to change your diet regime? Check out the health facts first!


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