A few months ago, the world’s largest purifier manufacturer was caught off guard by a Chinese man in Shanghai.
He claimed to have discovered an error with the company’s fluoride-containing water purifiers.
As it turns out, he was wrong.
A man has been caught with fluoride in his water purification system and is now facing charges of selling counterfeit water purifications in China.
In a statement, the Chinese company said the matter was being investigated and that the company was “looking into the matter.”
But the man was caught on camera in an apparent attempt to sell the counterfeit products.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by a user named “dubbed” and was seen by more than 3.6 million people.
The man said he was trying to sell “canned water” and “totally fake” water purifying systems.
“I was just trying to make money,” he said.
He said he had been in the business for more than 20 years.
He claims he has been using the “capped” water from the tap for over a decade.
“The water is just fine,” he says.
“And then the next day I start getting sick.”
He said he has noticed an increase in cases of water poisoning in Shanghai since the man caught him selling fake water purifies.
“People started getting sick, and then people started dying,” he told the Global Times newspaper.
China has strict regulations on fluoride levels in water and in the public water supply.
The government has ordered the fluoridation of all water supplies, which is expected to take several years to complete.