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Peñafiel Mineral Spring Water pulled from stores:

Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., the company that makes this brand of bottled water, said Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products are involved in the market withdrawal. It wrote in a statement Friday that it is voluntarily pulling the products, which are sold at Target and Walmart, and possibly other vendors.

Gee, arsenic is a mineral, so what’s the problem? 😈

People keep thinking that water in a plastic bottle is safer than tap water. Most of the water in those bottles comes from underdeveloped countries, with underdeveloped pollution regulations. Any testing for purity is done by the bottler, and we all know how well self-regulation works.

4 comments

1 Badtux { 06.27.19 at 11:57 pm }

Arsenic is all-natural, so surely that can’t be a problem, right? [/snark]

2 Bryan { 06.28.19 at 1:24 pm }

Used for medicinal purposes for centuries, so it must be good for you 😈

3 Kryten42 { 06.30.19 at 7:32 pm }

There’s arsenic in many items. Especially rice, mushrooms, wine & chicken (they are fed contaminated rice which makes them eat more & they get fat faster). The Australian desert’s & other arid areas are full of it. We learned about that as part of our survival training. *shrug*

https://nutritionfacts.org/video/which-brands-and-sources-of-rice-have-the-least-arsenic/

4 Bryan { 06.30.19 at 9:33 pm }

Any place where there is, or has been, mining will usually end up with groundwater contaminated with heavy metals. We don’t eat fish caught inshore because there is a coal-fired power plant just west of us which guarantees mercury.

The heavy metals are naturally occurring. They aren’t a problem unless man or nature concentrates them. People know this, which is why governments should be checking for them in food and beverages.

In my training, we pretty much ignored deserts because we assumed another European war in addition to the jungle war we were engaged in at the time. Of course, with the exception of the Balkans, deserts have provided the terrain for all our recent combat.

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