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‘Raw water’ is the latest pseudo-scientific craze that could make you sick.

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High-profile Bay Area denizens are skipping tap water in favor of drinking unfiltered, untreated, and expensive “raw” water that comes straight out of the ground, Nellie Bowles reports for The New York Times. Proponents claim that raw water’s health benefits include naturally occurring minerals and microbes. But the reality for any inadequately treated water from the tap or a spring is that those minerals can sometimes include arsenic, and those microbes can be deadly.

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Berkey systems remove contaminants that may be lurking in raw untreated water from sources such as lakes, streams or ponds while still leaving in the beneficial minerals your body needs.