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EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration
The Telegraph ^ | 6:20AM GMT 18 Nov 2011 | By Victoria Ward and Nick Collins

Posted on 11/19/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by mkmensinger

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To: chessplayer

It wasn’t dehydration that caused your skips. It was caffeine


51 posted on 11/19/2011 8:50:36 PM PST by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: SkyDancer

“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.


52 posted on 11/19/2011 8:51:56 PM PST by DBrow
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To: mkmensinger
Liberalism is a mental disorder!

Next?

53 posted on 11/19/2011 9:06:35 PM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Olog-hai
This reminds me of the kid who did a science fair project getting people to sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide - a chemical compound that is contaminating the earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f79g2cYzflU/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d54IrOBC1S0&feature=related

Lots more proof the masses are the asses from where these came from.
54 posted on 11/19/2011 9:13:23 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: GeronL

Yep. Water has its own Material Safety Data Sheet, too.


55 posted on 11/19/2011 9:33:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: mkmensinger

This conclusion by EU officials is entirely sensible—within the nonsensical world of relativism.


56 posted on 11/19/2011 9:35:18 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith.)
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To: Impala64ssa
It does have an MSDS.

MSDS Number: W0600

57 posted on 11/19/2011 9:36:29 PM PST by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: chessplayer
the “scientists” are claiming that drinking water is completely unnecessary.

It is true.

That's why God created beer.

58 posted on 11/19/2011 9:53:41 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: GeronL

Di-hydrogen oxide should be banned because it can stop breathing if it surrounds a person.


59 posted on 11/19/2011 10:02:02 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: topfile

Brawndo has electrolytes


60 posted on 11/19/2011 10:02:26 PM PST by KTM rider ( with citizenship you get indentured servitude)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Its in our lakes, rivers and drinking water! This is a national emergency!

lol


61 posted on 11/19/2011 10:03:18 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mkmensinger

They also have to ban the promotion that breathing can oxygenate the body.


62 posted on 11/19/2011 10:03:41 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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63 posted on 11/19/2011 10:08:52 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mkmensinger

I’m so glad they worried about this instead of less important things like the EU collapsing under the burden of socialist bureaucratic nonsense like this


64 posted on 11/19/2011 10:40:47 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: DYngbld

From the MSDS:

“LD50 Oral Rat: >90 ml/Kg”

Whoa, that some dangerous stuff!


65 posted on 11/19/2011 10:51:45 PM PST by Left2Right (Starve the Beast!)
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To: mkmensinger

v. hy·drat·ed, hy·drat·ing, hy·drates
v.tr.
1. To rehydrate.
2. To supply water to (a person, for example) in order to restore or maintain fluid balance: “Cold water is the fastest and safest way to hydrate an ordinary athlete” (Jane E. Brody).
v.intr.

I guess we’ll have to redo the dictionaries, too. Or they pay a fine for including the definition.


66 posted on 11/19/2011 11:15:48 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Obama: The stupid person`s idea of a smart person.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well said Olog-hai. Without water you would die from your own filth not being flushed out. Mainly via the kidneys.

If the EU was trying to point out that different brands of bottled water were no better and/or beneficial than tap water then an advisory is all you need, not another freaking law of course unless you need to collect fines to keep the bureaucracy running.

Of course pizza is now a vegetable here in the US so I don’t see much difference between us and them.


67 posted on 11/19/2011 11:20:42 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Mom MD

That was my first thought as well.


68 posted on 11/20/2011 12:46:04 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Razzz42

Good point!


69 posted on 11/20/2011 12:46:54 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: mkmensinger

Overtaxed Prescription water anyone?


70 posted on 11/20/2011 12:51:15 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: mkmensinger

Water does not cure a lack of water? I’ll remember that next time I’m hiking across the Sahara. Glad the EU straightened that out for me.


71 posted on 11/20/2011 1:51:09 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GeronL

How many years did they study it?


72 posted on 11/20/2011 2:02:05 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GeronL

It’s falling out of clouds, and running down drains!


73 posted on 11/20/2011 2:06:36 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dengar01

Next they plan to arrive at a concensus about the colour of s*&te.


74 posted on 11/20/2011 2:08:58 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

3! 3 YEARS. 3 years, I am sure of intense study that cost many thousands of Euros to decide that water and hydration do not mix.

*uber facepalm*


75 posted on 11/20/2011 2:39:08 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mom MD

“It wasn’t dehydration that caused your skips. It was caffeine”


No. I’m still drinking the coffee, but now I`m also drinking just plain water.

Just coffee & no water=skips.

Coffee PLUS plain water=no skips.

I was dehydrated. Caffeine causes dehydration.


76 posted on 11/20/2011 4:31:26 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: SkyDancer

I was a soldier for 10 years, I did many very physically demanding things both domestic and overseas,that far surpass what most athletes would have to endure, and I can say with absolute certainty that water is fine.

They only claim otherwise to sell drinks, it’s just marketing.


77 posted on 11/20/2011 4:32:05 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: SkyDancer

Ever looked at the ingredients of gatorade? It doesn’t really have electrolytes in it ... not enough realy, all it has is sodium, if electrolytes = sodium only then ya, Gatorade is fine.


78 posted on 11/20/2011 4:32:39 AM PST by Scythian
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To: chessplayer

Let’s see this guy go without water for a week then ...


79 posted on 11/20/2011 4:33:36 AM PST by Scythian
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To: mkmensinger

That hydrogen dioxide is a real killer !


80 posted on 11/20/2011 5:08:17 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: rfp1234
Yep. Water has its own Material Safety Data Sheet, too.

I wonder how one cleans up a water spill. Using water?   ;-0

81 posted on 11/20/2011 5:28:57 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: GeronL

Can we...can we still use it in agriculture? There are cubic metric tons of it coming down out of those grey puffy things up in the sky there, and I want to make sure it’s not ruining our grape vines.


82 posted on 11/20/2011 5:38:22 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mkmensinger

>>And I thought our bureaucrats were morons.<<

Yea, right?


83 posted on 11/20/2011 5:58:56 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: SkyDancer

>>Wasn’t that the reason GatorAide was developed for athletes?<<

Perhaps, but the looney lawmakers placing a two year prison penalty for claiming water hydrates? Really? I mean seriously?


84 posted on 11/20/2011 6:01:41 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: chessplayer

I know, it’s crazy but I actually have seen articles in the past concerning water requirements in which some claimed that a person could get the necessary water just from food. Personally I don’t believe it unless “food” includes some very thin soup. Also it depends on environment. I know one young man who majored in archeology and he talked of working on a dig in the summertime where he consumed FIVE GALLONS of water during the day and claimed that he did not urinate until he got home after work and spent some time in his air conditioned room. He said that during the day he would sweat out more water than he could consume.


85 posted on 11/20/2011 6:12:43 AM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: chessplayer

interesting, thx for the info

glad it sounds like you are doing better?

ok, so people had better make sure they don’t try to live on coffee only ;^)


86 posted on 11/20/2011 6:23:10 AM PST by Enchante
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To: mkmensinger

The EU house is on fire and they want to ban water.

Water does not cause hydration.

Debt and welfare state does not cause economic collapse.

EU has it all figured out. /s/


87 posted on 11/20/2011 6:51:07 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: servantboy777

Yeah, it is dumb. But then I’ve never looked at any bottle water ingredients to see what the claim is. Every consumable I think has to have an ingredients label.


88 posted on 11/20/2011 6:53:41 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Scythian

It has potassium too I think which is very important. You do heavy activities like biking and hiking you’re depleting electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Actually electrolytes are ions in the water.


89 posted on 11/20/2011 6:55:20 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Bulwyf

Well I can’t argue your experience. I do know that when you sweat heavily you’re loosing potassium and sodium which is essential for your health. Anyway, just saying. I think I may have gone overboard on this discussion since I was coming from an EMT position and am used to hydration IV packs.


90 posted on 11/20/2011 6:57:33 AM PST by SkyDancer
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>>Every consumable I think has to have an ingredients label.<<

What's even scarier-er is the ingredients that are added to consumables. Can't even have a candy bar or soft drink without monosodium this or phosphate that, hydrogenated this and sorgum that.

I just want some sugar, just sugar will ya... :)

91 posted on 11/20/2011 6:58:28 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: mkmensinger

Wow. Just Wow.

Stupid people with power.


92 posted on 11/20/2011 6:59:50 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I was remembering this dental story about how dentists were complaining their patients teeth were not as healthy as they should be because people were drinking bottled water where minerals were removed or something to that effect. I probably have gone a bit overboard since I’m coming from an EMT position where we carry hydration IV packs.


93 posted on 11/20/2011 7:00:11 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: servantboy777

When I was a kid my mom would get mad at me for hitting the brown sugar box in the pantry. I would put brown sugar on just about anything or eat it out of the box.


94 posted on 11/20/2011 7:01:41 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: GeronL
The government will order you to drink gatorade or risk a hefty fine.

You say that like it's funny.

95 posted on 11/20/2011 7:02:02 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: mkmensinger

The comments on the Telegraph site are pretty funny. Especially since they’re coming from a bunch of HATEFUL HYDRATION DENIERS!!


96 posted on 11/20/2011 7:04:49 AM PST by MCH
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To: mkmensinger
HISTORY NOTE ~ Star Date 183749 ~ As it's final act the European Union on ancient Earth proclaimed that WATER was NOT WET.

This has been identified as the principal failure of that sort of confederation which has never been tried again in the known universe.

97 posted on 11/20/2011 7:18:33 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

We don’t need inorganic minerals? Are you sure that’s right?


98 posted on 11/20/2011 7:22:25 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: mkmensinger

Not using dihydrogen monoxide causes a horrible death from diaphoresis. This suggests many OWS folks have a limited time to live before diaphoresis will kill them and all folks near them dead. Be careful, diaphoresis is a killah!


99 posted on 11/20/2011 7:43:45 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: mkmensinger

Government by definition is the running of an enormously complex system that directly affects men, women and children by total incompetents.


100 posted on 11/20/2011 7:55:59 AM PST by OldArmy52 (Obama, the most corrupt and incompetent President since Carter.)
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