EU Bans Claims That Water Can Prevent Dehydration….Huh?

I don’t like picking on anybody ….well, maybe with the exception of the water ionizer companies that don’t play fair…but that is only because somebody has to keep the bad guys in line. I believe it is important to respect the opinions of others.

Today I make an exception as I have to ask myself what the heck is going on with the decision making processes in Europe these days. Greece put Europe on alert, but the real elephant in the room is Italy of course….but I digress.

A couple of weeks ago, a group out of Belgium published the results of a ten year 300,000 person study which claimed there was no correlation between cell phone use and brain cancer. The results were quickly pummeled by the leading experts in the industry from all over the world due to inappropriate testing and analysis. Making ridiculous claims has a way of drawing ridicule.

Today, a reader sent me a link of an article with the headline: “EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration”. The subtitle of the article reads: “Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration”. You can link to the article here: which is a Belgium study

As a result of the new Euro ruling, producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Have all Euros taken loss of their senses, or is it just the politicos? I thought our politicians were the leaders in making stupid decisions regarding water. The GOP has spent a good part of 2011 attempting to rip the guts out of the EPA and the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is in place to protect everyone.

I don’t mean any offense to the many European readers of this blog, but geez…suddenly, we don’t feel so stupid over here. Perhaps somebody should give the good folks in Brussels some waffles or truffles and a nice glass of wine to calm their nerves.

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