FDA warns against consuming real water brand alkaline water after 5 Nevada children and infants suffer from acute liver failure – CBS Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The FDA is warning consumers not to drink, cook with, or serve “Real Water” alkaline water after several reported cases of acute non-hepatitis in infants and children.
The FDA says it was alerted to five cases of acute liver failure in infants and children from four different households in southern Nevada in November 2020. All five patients were hospitalized, but have since recovered.
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Five other people – two adults and three children – also said they experienced other symptoms, including fever, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and fatigue. The FDA says the only link to all of the cases is the consumption of Real Water.
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A disease investigation continues, but the FDA says current information indicates this brand of alkaline water was the cause of the disease.
Consumers, restaurants and retailers have been urged not to drink, cook with, sell or serve Real Water alkaline water until more information is known about the disease case.
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Los Angeles County public health officials say Real Water could be sold in the region and surrounding jurisdictions. Consumers in Southern California have been advised to discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.