Bizarre Silicon Valley $37 'raw water' trend could quickly turn deadly

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    Jan 03, 2018 1:16 AM GMT
    When food safety expert Bill Marler saw The New York Times' trend piece on Silicon Valley's recent obsession with "raw water," he thought he was reading a headline from satire publication The Onion.

    According to The Times, demand for unfiltered water is skyrocketing, as tech-industry insiders develop a taste for water that hasn't been treated to prevent the spread of bacteria or other contaminants.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-valleys-raw-water-trend-could-turn-deadly-2018-1
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    Jan 03, 2018 2:08 PM GMT
    Lots of houses in America have well water that is untreated and safe. I can understand not wanting to drink treated municipal water that hasn't been filtered, but the nasties these folks are trying to avoid are easily removed with carbon filtration, reverse osmosis, etc. My own household water is rainwater off the roof, collected in a 15,000 gallon cistern; it's filtered down to one micron, sanitized with UV light, and run through a carbon block. But, I still run the drinking water through reverse osmosis and a mineral cartridge because I don't want to drink mercury pollution from coal-burning power plants.
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    Jan 03, 2018 4:35 PM GMT
    I prefer to drink my unfiltered fresh spring water. Its full of good bacteria, nutrients and minerals and although unfiltered by me, has been filtered by the mountain and rocks its passed through to get out of the ground.

    Iv got loads spare if these silicon valley idiots want to buy some. Was it 37$ a litre, or quart?
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    Jan 03, 2018 5:31 PM GMT
    Silicon Valley started to treat their water with Chloramines not just chorine that can be filtered. Recent studies indicate the formation of toxic byproducts in drinking water may be higher when utilities use chloramines. These studies also indicate that chloramine causes more dangerous byproducts than other treatment alternatives, such as ozone or chlorine.
    Gut health issues are becoming epidemic because of the crazy chemicals municipalities are putting in what used to be plain water.
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    Jan 04, 2018 2:01 AM GMT
    Sounds like both problems will be solved by another Marijuana cure-all claim.
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    Jan 04, 2018 9:55 AM GMT
    Lots of springs produce perfectly safe water, - as long as you get it from the source, before it has a chance to be polluted by animal or bird droppings. Well water COULD also be free of pathogenic microbes - but might not be, so should be regularly tested (could also have obnoxious chemicals in the water as well)
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    Jan 04, 2018 11:30 AM GMT
    I grew up drinking rain water from water tanks.