Skip to comments.EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
Posted on 11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by mkmensinger
"EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
This is moronocracy at it’s best (worst). Screw these bureaucratards.
They have wasted vast sums of money and time to determine that water does NOT help prevent ‘dehydration’ in the human body???
They appear to base their nonsense on an incoherent case that
(1) a medical condition of ‘dehydration’ may have causes other than relative intake of H2O,
(2) drinking bottled water is not UNIQUELY beneficial compared to other possible sources of H2O.
However,neither (1) nor (2) in any way undermines the simple claim that regular intake of THIS type of bottled water can prevent dehyrdation.
Sure, there can be other causes of dehydration than a below average water intake, and sure, there can be other ways to obtain H2O (including drinking water form a tap or stream, or getting H2O in other beverages etc.), but that in no way logically undermines the claim in dispute.
One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration (though caffeine is a diuretic and affects how much liquid one would need to consume). The fact that one does not uniquely NEED to drink bottled water (duh) in no way implies that the proposed label claim is false.
EU denies that water is wet.
And these kinds of idiots come to Newt and offer him 1 million to give them some opinions!...
And many here expect him to turn it down!... Well duuuugh..
“One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration”
“I think the UN should spend 10 years and $50 Million to study this as well.”
You cheapskate! This is going to take several billion dollars of “investment” in further studies. Maybe even a couple of trillion! Let’s demand that owebama gets right on this! For the teachers and the children! And the cops and firefighters!
Bureaucracy is the worst thing in the universe.
Only the solid lumps. Dissolved minerals are still there
It wasn’t dehydration that caused your skips. It was caffeine
“filtered bottle water has all minerals removed”
Most RO filtered or de-ionized water tastes horrible. The bottled water companies put in magnesium, sodium, and potassium salts (chlorides mostly) for flavor. Some more than others, Daisani puts in a bunch.* These provide about as much electrolyte as regular tapwater.
*this also means that you can ship a barrel of the salts to any location, purify local water, then make it your brand of bottled water without having to ship water all over.
Yep. Water has its own Material Safety Data Sheet, too.
This conclusion by EU officials is entirely sensible—within the nonsensical world of relativism.
MSDS Number: W0600
It is true.
That's why God created beer.
Di-hydrogen oxide should be banned because it can stop breathing if it surrounds a person.
Brawndo has electrolytes
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