Thursday, December 28, 2006

lifestraw: potable water for millions

LifeStraw, an invention of the Swiss based company Vestergaard Frandsen Group sold for $3, offers relief from the waterborne diseases of major concern such as Typhoid, Cholera, Dysentery and Diarrhoea. Lifestraw is a personal mobile water purification tool designed to turn surface water into drinking water, thus providing access to safe water wherever you are. Lifestraw uses seven types of filters, including mesh, active carbon and iodine, to make 185 gal. of water clean enough to drink. The diseases that Lifestraw prevents, kill at least 2 million people every year in the developing world. It could also serve as a emergency aid for victims of natural disasters. Additionally, outdoor enthusiasts can throw it in their backpack or daypack and use it in streams.

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