LifeStraw® is an award-winning point-of-use portable water filter that transforms microbiologically contaminated water into safe, clean drinking water. It is ideal for a variety of users outside of the home, from hikers and campers to people displaced by natural disasters.
Lightweight--only 56 grams (or 2 ounces) Uses hollow fibre microfiltration technology Purifies a minimum of 1000 litres (264 gallons) of water Removes virtually all bacteria (99.9999 percent) and protozoan parasites (99.9 percent) that can contaminate water, including giardia Reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering particulate matter larger than 0.2 microns Made of durable plastic Chemical-free Doesn’t require electrical power, batteries or replacement parts–it’s powered by user-generated suction
Since introduced in 2005, LifeStraw® has been used in major natural disasters including the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods. When contaminated water is consumed, the outcome can range from gastrointestinal discomfort to serious diarrheal illness or life-threatening disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, during water-related emergencies, the quality and safety of water can be compromised. Water-related emergencies can be created by natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and landslides.