Government: Bottled water can not say, "Prevents Dehydration"

With so many hoping for the European modality, The United States cannot be far behind.  To Hydrate

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.

“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”

via EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration – Telegraph.

So what does the word mean that is being kept off of Bottles containing H2O?

hy·drate

[hahy-dreyt] Show IPA noun, verb, -drat·ed, -drat·ing.

noun

1.

any of a class of compounds containing chemically combined water. In the case of some hydrates, as washing soda, Na 2 CO 3 ⋅10H 2 O, the water is loosely held and is easily lost on heating; in others, as sulfuric acid, SO 3 ⋅H 2 O, or H 2 SO 4 , it is strongly held as water of constitution.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

2.

to combine chemically with water.

via Hydrate | Define Hydrate at Dictionary.com.

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