En Estados Unidos surgió una peligrosa tendencia consistente en beber agua “cruda”, es decir, sin filtrar y sin tratar.
The New York Times exhibió una nueva moda entre la clase alta de San Francisco, en Estados Unidos: beber agua “cruda”.
Se trata de agua de manantial, sin esterilizar, sin tratar y sin filtrar, la cual es comercializada en envases de vidrio por una empresa llamada “Live Spring Water”.
Los defensores de esta extraña tendencia aseguran que beberla así tiene beneficios para la salud por la alta cantidad de minerales y microbios naturales, además que aseguran que se evitan los daños que causa la fluorización por los químicos con los que es tratada.
Sin embargo, médicos han alertado por los peligros de consumir el agua de esta manera, pues además de contraer infecciones severas, consumidores pueden adquirir poliomielitis, meningitis, cólera, fiebre tifoidea y hepatitis A y B.
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