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Botttle of Badoit mineral water
Badoit is a brand of mineral water obtained from natural sources at Saint-Galmier, France. The water is naturally [1 ] carbonated, on its journey through granite rocks and subterranean gas deposits.
History [ edit ]
Badoit is named after
Auguste Badoit, who began [2 ] bottling the water of Saint Galmier in 1838. The water was sold only in pharmacies until 1954. In 1971, Badoit became part of Evian SA, which later became a fully owned subsidiary of Boussois Souchon Neuvesel. Today, Badoit is a product and brand of the Danone group.
Description [ edit ]
"The carbonic acid gas therein is formed by combination and not by compression. This is a very clear water, a tangy flavor, fresh, very nice. In its most recent analysis made by Mr. O. Henry, giving it nearly 3 grams of carbon dioxide per liter, many earthen and alkaline bi-carbonates and proportion of
nitrate of magnesia whose presence seems to explain this amazing fact that the residents of Saint-Galmier have never counted a calculous person among them." One source in 1856 says that the spring was capable of producing 7000 bottles a day. [2 ] [2 ]
A 2004 analysis by the
French Society for Radiation Protection confirms the spring water emits 70 becquerels per liter of radiation before treatment, containing 58 mg/m3 of uranium, 350 Bq/m3 of radium-226 and 713 Bq/m3 of radium-228. After treatment, it contains 5.45 mg/m3 of uranium, 28 Bq/m3 of radium 226 and 44 Bq/m3 of radium 228. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Source Badoit" (in French). Mairie de St Galmier (Town Hall of St Galmier). February 2014 . Retrieved . September 22, 2014
^ a b c Anonymous (May 10, 1856). (in French). Paris: L'Union Medicale EAU NATURELLE DE SELTZ FRANÇAISE. APERÇU SUR LES PROPRIÉTÉS MÉDICALES ET HYGIÉNIQUES DES EAUX DE SAINT-GALMIER [ NATURAL FRENCH SELTZ WATER. OVERVIEW OF THE MEDICAL AND SANITARY PROPERTIES OF THE ST GALIMER WATER] . Retrieved . September 22, 2014
^ Pierre Doremus. "Exposition à la radioactivité naturelle du fait des activités humaines – Retour d’expérience des interventions de l’IRSN" (PDF). French Society for Radiation Protection (in French) . Retrieved . October 14, 2014
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