As you may know, earlier this year in March, there was a major recall on Alkaline Water Bottles with the “Real Water” brand. The Real Water Brand, with facilities in Henderson, NV and Mesa, AZ have undergone and completed inspections, but the non-viral hepatitis cases have been increasing. Additionally, while the Real Water brand has undergone some inspections, the water company is still not cooperating fully with the FDA.
As a result, the FDA is doubling down – especially after becoming aware that the Real Water alkaline water is still being offered for sale online. As of April 28th, dozens have been reported infected with another 5 children being hospitalized. The recall also includes 1.5 liter, 1 liter, 500 ml, and 1-gallon ready-to-drink alkaline water bottles and the 4 oz. concentrate.
Many questions remain as, to how the water was contaminated. Over 11 days, 5 children were at risk of needing a liver transplant according to CBS. As of right now, the FDA is urging the public to report any Real Water products being sold in their area or online to reach out to their regional FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is now pushing for stricter regulations on bottled water.
What is Acute Non-Viral Hepatitis
Acute non-viral hepatitis is inflammation that can lead to liver failure. Non-viral hepatitis can be caused by contaminated water, food, dietary and herbal supplements, wild plants and mushrooms, and even via medications, drugs and alcohol.
Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, jaundice, yellow eyes, and/or gray-colored bowel movements.
If you have consumed any Real Water brand water products and are experiencing symptoms of hepatitis, you should contact your doctor and inform them of your possible non-viral hepatitis exposure.
About Aquasani Water Purification Systems
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole-house air purification systems, and problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices. We also service other water softeners like Culligan, Sterling, Hydroquad, Pro-Series, and Whirlpool to name a few!
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or (573) 692-4009 if you are in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
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