Dasani – Bottled Sperm, Carcinogenic, Narcotic
Hot on the heels that Coca-Cola advertised their Dasani water as “Bottled Spunk” (“Jism” or sperm for USians) comes the revelation that they also managed to pollute the hyper-expensive tap water with carcinogenic chemicals. Nice work.
The entire UK supply of Dasani was pulled off the shelves because it has been contaminated with bromate, a cancer-causing chemical.
Here’s where it gets hinky, the carcinogen was created because of an unforeseen byproduct of the oxidation of bromide by bubbled ozone. Why add bromide? Coca-Cola say it’s for “taste profile”, but read on…
Bromide is a naturally occurring trace chemical which has a sedative effect. It is said to have been added by the British army to soldiers’ tea during the second world war to dampen down their lust. But when it is oxidised into bromate it becomes “a pretty nasty carcinogen”
At least two out of every five bottles of water sold around the world are, like Dasani, “purified” waters, rather than “source” waters which originate from a spring … anything that doesn’t say “source” or “spring” on the label is just fancy tap water.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment tested 80 samples of bottled water from retail stores and manufacturers. All 80 of the samples had detectable levels of chlorine, fluoride and sodium. Seventy-eight of the 80 contained some nitrate (which can cause methemoglobinemia, or blue-baby syndrome, in higher doses), 12 had nitrite, 53 had chloroform, 33 contained bromodichloro-methane, 25 had arsenic and 15 tested positive for lead. Forty-six of the samples contained traces of some form of the carcinogen (and hormone disrupter) phthalate, while 12 of those exceeded federal safety levels for that chemical. According to Olson, phthalates may leach out of some plastic bottles into water.