LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.
LifeStraw is backed by science, not hype. It meets or exceeds EPA standards for water filtration of bacteria and protozoa (cysts), and has been field proven in major disaster areas around the world. The technology behind LifeStraw has been featured on CNN, Fast Company, BBC, Time, and the New York Times. LifeStraw is also Time Magazine invention of the year, 2005, Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas, 2008, Well-Tech 2006 Innovation Technology Award, "Gadgets for Disaster Zones" BBC May, 2011. LifeStraw offers you access to clean and safe drinking water away from home.
Features & Benefits:
•Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
•Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
•Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
•Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
•Ultralight: weighs only 2oz!
•Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
•Very high flow rate
•Easy to clean
•Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005
•Award winning & internationally recognized
What LifeStraw removes/filters:
•Bacteria removed include: Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio cholerae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella, Salmonella,
•Protozoa removed include: Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever"), Cryptosporidium Parvum, Entamoeba histolytica.
•Lenght: 9 inches
•Width: 1 inch
•Weight: 2 ounces
•Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals
•Capacity: filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water
•Life: 5 years when stored at room temperature. (Product package may state shelf life of 3 years, but this will be corrected on newer packaging. The actual shelf life is 5 years.)
•Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece