Badoit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Badoit
Country France
Source St. Galmier
Type still/sparkling
pH 6
Calcium (Ca) 190
Chloride (Cl) 40
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 1300
Fluoride (Fl) 1
Magnesium (Mg) 85
Potassium (K) 10
Silica (SiO2) 35
Sodium (Na) 150
Sulfates (SO) 40
TDS 1200
All values in milligrams per liter (mg/l)
Botttle of Badoit mineral water

Badoit is a brand of mineral water obtained from natural sources at Saint-Galmier, France.[1] The water is naturally carbonated, on its journey through granite rocks and subterranean gas deposits.

History[edit]

Badoit is named after Auguste Badoit,[2] who began 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." [2] One source in 1856 says that the spring was capable of producing 7000 bottles a day.[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]

  1. ^ "Source Badoit" (in French). Mairie de St Galmier (Town Hall of St Galmier). February 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Anonymous (May 10, 1856). 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] (in French). Paris: L'Union Medicale. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Pierre Doremus. "Exposition à la radioactivité naturelle du fait des activités humaines – Retour d’expérience des interventions de l’IRSN". French Society for Radiation Protection (in French). Retrieved October 14, 2014. 

External links[edit]