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The Lifestraw – drink any water, any time, anywhere – ideal water filter in your pocket

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LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year. It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteriaand 99.9% of parasites. The LifeStraw Family, a larger unit designed for family use, also filters out 99.99% ofviruses.

LifeStraw includes LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family, which are complementary point-of-use water filters designed by the Swiss-based Vestergaard Frandsen for people living in developing nations and for distribution in humanitarian crisis. LifeStraw Family filters a maximum of 18,000 litres of water, providing safe drinking water for a family of five for up to three years. LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family were distributed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2010 Pakistan floods, and 2011 Thailand floods. In the Mutomo District in Kenya which has suffered from long term drought, the Kenya Red Cross supplied filters to 3,750 school children and 6,750 households.

1000 liters of clean water in your pocket

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LifeStraw is an award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink.

Specifications:

  • Filters at least 1,000 liters of water (264 gallons)
  • Weighs only 54 grams (2 oz.)
  • Removes up to 99.99999 percent of waterborne bacteria
  • Removes up to 99.9 percent of waterborne protozoan cysts
  • Reduces turbidity by filtering particles of approx 0.2 microns
  • BPA Free and contains no chemicals
  • Uses no batteries or moving parts

The science behind LifeStraw

Backed by serious research in our international labs and extensive testing in the field, LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family have been distributed to nearly every major international humanitarian disaster since 2005 and in broad public health campaigns in the millions.

The same high-tech design used in places like Haiti, Pakistan, Peru, Kenya, Indonesia, DR Congo, South Africa, Mexico, and Bangladesh is now available for consumers.

Awards & Accolades

LifeStraw has received significant accolades since its original design was invented in 2005. Time magazine named LifeStraw the “Best Invention of 2005.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas”. Esquirecalled LifeStraw the “Innovation of the Year.” Forbes stated LifeStraw is “one of the ten things that will change the way we live.”

source – http://www.buylifestraw.com and http://en.wikipedia.org

 

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