Do you also have mineral water bottles stocked in your fridge? Or have the huge one refilled every week? Then this is for you: 12 mineral water brands found unsafe for drinking by an authority. The Ministry of Science and Technology department Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR)’s a quarterly report on mineral water states this.
The Process of PCRWR
PCRWR stated that their process was extensive, not to make any mistakes. For PCRWR to make this statement, they had to ensure their data collection was not centralized to any city and not biased. Thus, they conducted their sampling over many cities to get a fair idea. They stated that around 108 samples were taken from different cities in Pakistan. These cities include Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Quetta, Gilgit Baltistan, Faisal Abad, Sialkot, Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Tandojam.
What Was Concluded
The results of samples taken from said countries revealed something unfortunate. At least nine mineral water brands were becoming a source of hypertension diseases. Hypertension diseases refer to those heart conditions that cause high blood pressure. Isn’t that becoming common?
What’s Causing The Hypertension?
Hypertension was being caused because of these mineral brands due to higher levels of sodium. Sodium found in safe-to-drink water is much lesser. In a standard 1.5 ltr bottle, sodium’s number should be 50, but in these, it’s 62-114. That’s almost twice as much in some cases. This high dose of sodium is what is inherently causing hypertension in consumers.
Name The Brands!
You need to look out for these mineral water brands. Spread this information, cut your supply, and make sure your loved ones aren’t falling prey to it either.
- MM Pure
- Blue Spring
- Aqua Spring
- Aqua Best
- Blue Plus
- Alpha 7 Star
- YK Pure
- Leven Star
- Dista Water
Another Shocking Reveal!
Another mineral water brand was exposed for having unbelievably high pH levels. Chenab, the brand, has exceptionally high pH levels in its mineral water, which can cause acidity in the human body. The report further mentioned that two mineral water brands (MM Pure, Blue Spring) have the highest number of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Compared to the permissible level, according to laws, these are completely unsafe for human consumption.
What You Can Do
The companies exposed for providing harmful mineral water can be sued in consumer court for negligence. It is unbelievable that they were not aware of what their own company is churning out. Many consumers have been drinking from them for ages; surely, they are suffering long-term injuries to their health now.
Besides that, you can stick to the brands that are not included in this list yet. However, make sure to do your research on them, too, so you’re aware of each ingredient going in your body.
Lastly, you can ditch bottled mineral water altogether and fix a water purifier on your tap.
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