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.
“One could drink only tea or coffee, soda pop, etc. in sufficient quantities and never suffer dehydration”