B.C. health officials say alkaline-water purification is not recommended for people over the age of 65.
Health Minister Terry Lake said in a statement that in addition to the health risks, the method can be a problem for the health of the people drinking it.
CBC News asked the provincial government to clarify whether drinking alkaline or purified water is OK for older people.
“The B.K. water purification method should only be used by people who are over the drinking age and who have been properly trained in this method,” said Dr. Linda Geddes, a health scientist with the B.P. of Public Health.
“A person over 65 is not at risk of drinking any alkaline solution.
K is not a replacement for regular drinking water. “
K is not a replacement for regular drinking water.
The BK system is a highly purified and purified water purifying system that eliminates the risk of microbial contamination.”
Lake said B.S. is not recommending that people use alkaline and purified drinking water at the same time.
He said that while alkaline purification will be more effective in some people than in others, it will not be the safest option for everyone.
“As with all water purifications, there are pros and cons to both,” Lake said.
“If you are in the middle of a water purify, then it might be best to start with a higher pH and a lower pH to ensure that you do not become ill.”
Lake says the B-K water system has been proven safe in other countries.
CBC Vancouver reported that some B.L.O.B. residents have tested positive for viruses in the water that has been used in their homes.
The system has also been tested for lead and copper.