The risk of raw water

Drinking unfiltered water, or “raw water,” is 2018’s latest health trend. Raw water companies promise a natural, unprocessed spring water that is rich in healthy microbes and minerals. But, Dr. Robert Glatter, emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital, argues that drinking untested water is “like playing Russian Roulette with your health.” Possible risks include cholera, giardia and other illnesses linked to bacteria and parasites.

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