What’s in Butt Water?
Arsenic is the number one ingredient in rat poison and lethal to humans in large doses." - Rich Davis, Founder of the Pure H2O Project
A Bottled Water Company Called “Butt Water”?
Ok, so the bottled water called “Butt Water” is bottled in Pakistan, but did you know that Pakistan’s two official languages are Urdu and (drum roll please…) English?
So, while some Pakistani people may not know enough English to know that “Butt Water” sounds as appetizing as “Vomit Cookies,” many people there know exactly what a “butt” is.
Perhaps the scarcity of pure drinking water in Pakistan has simply made any type of water more appealing than no water at all.
So, why was it was banned?
Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has released a report (PDF link here) which found 10 brands of bottled water unsafe for human consumption, with “Butt Water” somehow making that list.
This is no joke. PCRWR Director General Lubna Naheed Bukhari has urged authorities to take action against the companies selling contaminated bottled water.
She said the poor quality of drinking water has forced a large number of public to buy bottled water . But she also explained, many water companies have been found selling contaminated bottled water.
Bukhari said the Pakistan Standard Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) had found 10 brands of bottled water including Butt Water, Dewan Water Express, Aqua National, Nature Aqua, Best Natural, Noble, AFRA, NASH, Aftab Qureshi and Ideal Life unsafe due to chemical and microbiological contamination.The government has tasked the PCRWR to monitor the brands and make the results public on a quarterly basis.
This third party accountability provided by PCRWR is imperative in Pakistan to keep its citizens safe from companies seeking profits without regard for public safety.
Four of these 10 unsafe brands —Butt Water, Aqua National, Nature Aqua, Best Natural — contained arsenic, which is a poisonous chemical and causes diabetes, kidney diseases, hypertension, heart diseases, birth defects, black foot diseases, and multiple types of cancers.
“Arsenic is the number one ingredient in rat poison and lethal to humans in large doses” says Rich Davis, Founder of the Pure H2O Project
The United States has unsafe water too.
Although “Butt Water” wasn’t banned because of contaminants, you might connect with its name. The Arsenic that contaminated it can also be found in many water faucets in homes across America.
In Fact the EPA has a section all about Arsenic contamination in the United States. See the EPA Arsenic Information Page.
The EPA has fallen down on the job with clean water in America. Discover what the Pure H2O Project is doing about it.
The Pure H2O Project ( www.PureH2OProject.org ) is a clean water advocacy organization whose focus is on raising the standard of purity for the water Americans use and drink every day. The Pure H2O Project then holds providers accountable to that standard for the health and welfare of America’s families today and into the future.
Rich Davis, the founder of the Pure H2O Project, has made it his personal mission to work together with families across the United States to finally secure universal access to truly pure water, thus creating a better, healthier future for generations to come.
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