In addition to that, about half of the world’s poor will suffer from a waterborne disease or parasite at some point in their lives. Six thousand people, mostly children, will die from consuming unsafe drinking water every single day. Safe water intervention is the only way to get clean water, what I consider a basic human right, into the hands of the world’s poorest people.
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a rather simple invention. It’s an about 25 centimeters long plastic pipe filter that typically only costs a couple dollars, though the product’s price is currently under review and a new price will be posted in short order. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter converts contaminated water into safe drinking water, filtering out a variety of pathogens, like the incredibly deadly cryptosporidiosis, and parasites, like the painful Guinea worm.
Each LifeStraw Personal Water Filter can filter 700 liters of drinking water effectively. It kills the diseases that cause diarrhea and other infections like typhoid and Cholera, as well as Shigella, Salmonella, Enterrococus, Staphylococcus Aureus and E.Coli. The LifeStraw has been tested by multiple independent laboratories.
This simple little device is absolutly amazing, and can have a tremendous impact on a human’s life. With just a few bucks a person, it is possible that every single person would have access to safe, clean drinking water!
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