Five people in Nevada suffered liver failure from non-viral hepatitis after they drank “Real Water” Alkaline Water. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers, restaurants, and retailers to avoid drinking or cooking with this product at this time. The FDA and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating how the contamination may have occurred.
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Non-viral hepatitis is caused by exposure to certain chemicals (in this case, possibly by drinking contaminated water) or autoimmune conditions, rather than a virus. The FDA said five illnesses occurred among infants and children from four different households in November 2020. All five patients required hospitalization and have recovered. Three other children and two adults from these households suffered less severe symptoms of hepatitis illness including fever, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue.
Other symptoms associated with hepatitis include vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should contact a doctor.
The following companies distributed 5-gallon containers of the product in these areas:
- Aqua Pure in Tucson, AZ
- Paradise Bottling Company in Orange County, CA
- Real Water Gold Coast in Ventura and Santa Barbara, CA
- Aloha Water in Honolulu, HI
- Real Water Southern Utah in St. George, UT
Other sizes of the product, including 1.5-liter, 1-liter, 500-ml, and 1-gallon ready-to-drink bottles, were sold at grocery stores including Whole Foods, Costco, and Publix and online at Amazon.com. Real Water Concentrate, in 4 oz bottles, was sold on the company’s website.
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