Badoit

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Badoit
Logo Badoit.jpg
CountryFrance
SourceSaint-Galmier
Typestill/sparkling
pH6
Calcium (Ca)190
Chloride (Cl)40
Bicarbonate (HCO3)1300
Fluoride (F)1
Magnesium (Mg)85
Potassium (K)10
Silica (SiO2)35
Sodium (Na)150
Sulfate (SO4)40
TDS1200
All concentrations in milligrams per liter (mg/L); pH without units
Bottle 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]

Early ad for Badoit from 1857: "Avoid epidemics by drinking water from St. Galmier, Source Badoit, The table water without equal. Shipping: 10 million bottles per year. Demand the green seal, with the signature of "A. Badoit". 10 Medals awarded at Expositions."

Badoit is named after Auguste Badoit,[2] who began bottling the water of Saint Galmier in 1838. 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" (PDF). French Society for Radiation Protection (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 27, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2014.

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