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+ - Say "Water Prevents Dehydration" in the EU, Go to -> 1

Submitted by Kohath
Kohath (38547) writes "Bottled water producers applied to the EU for the right to claim that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration”. The health claim was reviewed by a panel of 21 scientists on behalf of the European Food Standards Authority. The application was denied, and now producers of bottled water are forbidden by law from making the claim. They will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the EU edict."
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  • Of course, you can die if you drink too much water. People have died from water intoxication. The EU should have allowed the dehydration advertisement, and required warnings about the potential for intoxication. It would be amusing to hear the water bottler's justification for including the positive yet removing the negative...

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist

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