Lifestraw Hollow Fiber Water Filter blue
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
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.
How it Works:
LifeStraw uses advanced hollow fiber technology. This is a highly efficient method of filtration. Hollow fibre membrane requires no chemicals like chlorine or iodine.
-Water enters and is forced through narrow fibers under high pressure.
-Hollow fibers trap bacteria, protozoa, and other contaminants which are flushed out by backwashing.
-Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers.
-Filtered water is safe to drink.
-Easy to Use
-Anyone who can use a drinking straw can use a LifeStraw. Simply draw the unfiltered water through the LifeStraw, blow air back through the straw to flush and clear it after drinking.
22.5 centimeters (nine inches) long and 2.5 centimeters (one inch) in diameter