Can you imagine longing for sparkling, clear water that can soothe your parched throat…and finding none?
Somewhere half way along the globe, there are people who lacks even the basic of all needs. We are unaware of these situations from our own comfy seats, we are lost in our everyday lives that we take all that we have for granted.
More than one billion people in our world have no access to clean, potable water. LIFESTRAW is slowly changing this.LifeStraw was developed and seen in 2005 as a practical response to the billions of people who are still without access to these basic human rights and we believe it is an invention that could become one of the greatest life-savers in history. It is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter, plastic pipe filter and purchased singly, costs around US2.00 at that time. The portable filter—used since 2005 amid harsh conditions in developing countries—removes bacteria and parasites from water, and is ideal for outdoor activities, overseas travel, and emergency preparedness. LifeStraw enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. Several advancements have been made to the original design, and the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter now features:
- Reduces turbidity and filters down to 0.2 microns
- Removes 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria ( including E. coli and Salmonella)
- Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium)
- Filters 1000 liters (264 gallons) of water
- 100% chemical free (contains no iodine, no BPA)
So the next time we indulge in a cold glass of water, remember the people who have so little left for indulgence in the very things we take for granted.
- LifeStraw Saving Lives, Sometimes by Saving the Environment (medgadget.com)
- Clean Water for 4,000,000 People in Kenya (89lp63.wordpress.com)
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