If you live in an area where drinking mineral waters are not a common occurrence, you might want to consider getting a permit for them.
The Department of Environmental Protection has issued permits for several types of mineral water to use in water fountains and public areas, including mineral water from the U.S. Geological Survey and mineral water produced by a private company.
But many states, including Michigan, have not issued permits.
So, if you’re a Michigan resident who’s concerned about the dangers associated with drinking water from a private mineral water company, here’s what you need to know.
What is a mineral water?
A mineral water is a distilled water, often from natural springs or springs with a mineral content.
They’re generally not recommended for use by children under three, and should be used with caution in drinking water.
What are the possible side effects?
If you drink a lot of mineral waters, you may experience: dizziness or shortness of breath.
“If you’re drinking mineral Water, you should be advised to use extra caution to avoid becoming sick or have other adverse effects, including eye irritation, mouth irritation, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, or short of breath,” the EPA says on its website.
If you develop a watery nose, you could also develop a rare condition called methemoglobinemia, which can cause swelling of your mouth.
It can cause: a swelling of the gums and tongue, called a gingivitis , or