October 23, 2014
row of water bottles in supermarket
Wellness Tip

Beware Aqua-Quackery

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Beware of aqua-quackery—from ionized, alkaline, and oxygenated waters to magnetized, vitalized, and structure-altered waters as well as the devices that produce them.

Perhaps because we can’t live without it, water has attracted countless hucksters over the years, who claim their special waters can raise your energy levels, halt or reverse aging, prevent cancer, and so on.

For an entertaining debunking of “water-related pseudoscience, fantasy, and quackery,” take a look at H2Odotcon (the real website address is www.chem1.com/CQ), written by a retired professor of physical chemistry at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.