Although 70% of the World is covered in water, only 2% of it is fresh water. Out of which1.6% is locked in polar ice and glaciers- which leaves us with only .4% of water fit for consumption.
This water is not divided equally. That means some people have an abundance of water, while some have to walk miles to collect it. Many times, water is contaminated and unfit for consumption. According to a VOA news article, poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined.
Wateraid.org states :
844 million people don’t have clean water.
31% of schools don’t have clean water.
Every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.
Diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5 every 2 minutes.
Around the world up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses.
Simply put, they make contaminated water safe to drink. Through it's innovative (chemical-free) technology, Lifestraw is redefining the safe drinking water space to drive sustainable access to safe drinking water. This straw has changed the lives of millions of families who do not have access to clean water- because it lets you drink directly from streams and lakes or from any container. It removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella and 99.999% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium and also removes 99.999% of microplastics. It uses advanced hollow fiber membrane technology to filter up to 1,000 gallons or 4,000 liters of water to 0.2 microns. And it stop pulling water through once it reaches the end of its life.
Lifestraw has reached 1620 schools and 1,015,652 students to give access to clean water. Moreover, if you buy a Lifestraw product, a child in need receives safe water for an entire school year. Use it when you hike, go camping, travel, in your emergency preparedness kit, or donate a few to your favorite charities.
Check out their products here:
This official LifeStraw personal water filter will provide 264 gallons (1,000 liters) of safe drinking water without using chemicals.
Reusable LifeStraw Go BPA-free water bottle filters water while drinking.
Purifies 18,000 liters/4755 gallons WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals; Clean drinking water for a family of four for 3 years.
For more information on the products and the great work they do, please visit their website at https://www.lifestraw.com/