Did You Have Your Glass of Raw Sewage, er, Water Today?
If you haven’t heard of raw water, it’s pretty much what you think it is. Untreated, unfiltered, unsterilized water. Those who drink it collect it from springs or they pay for bottles of water someone says they collected from “natural” sources. Those on the raw water train believe raw water is healthier than water from the tap or bottled water. This is the same raw water that provided 19th century Americans with the average life span of 40 years. Treated water, on the other hand, has given 21st century Americans an average life span of 75 years. Lately I’ve been feelings as if I fell into a Charles Dickens novel. It’s as if all the great medical advances we’ve made against diseases has gone down the drain–where a lot of the causes of those diseases live. People, especially those living in more modern countries, have access to all sorts of medical miracles that have prolonged their lives. Why, they even get to keep all their teeth these days. But for many of them, it’s as if some f