Folks over at Silicon Valley have become recently obsessed with the consumption of “raw water.” As if water wasn’t already “raw” enough, people are actually drinking totally raw, unfiltered, untreated, essentially DIRTY water, all in the name of “health.”
It’s selling for as much as $60.99 for a 2.5 gallon jug, despite the fact that consuming untreated water is such a bad idea. It can lead to horrible disease, and worst case, DEATH! Proponents claim raw water is only for those who are “extreme about health,” but food safety expert Bill Marler believes just the opposite. He told the Business Insider, “Almost everything conceivable that can make you sick can be found in water.”
Consuming raw water could potentially lead to Hepatitis A, cholera, E. coli, and not to mention you would also consume any amount of animal feces. “The diseases that killed our great-grandparents were completely forgotten about,” Marler said.
Marler believes this obsession is similar to recent obsessions with raw milk, and people’s aversion to vaccination. He ended, “You can’t stop consenting adults from being stupid. But, we should at least try.”
Via Busines Insider