LifeStraw – A Lifeline for Many…..

Half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne disease, and nearly 6,000 people – mainly children – die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. My earlier post – Clean Drinking Water for All….. Is that a Viable Dream? talked about the issue of potable water for all, but from an urbanite’s point of view……about a nightmare coming true. But what most of us forget is that a major part of the world is living that nightmare ‘right now’! And that’s why I really appreciate attempts by companies to address the problem and come out with sustainable, viable solutions.
One such attempt is the LifeStraw® developed by Vestergaard Frandsen. The two products LifeStraw® Personal and LifeStraw® Family are complimentary point-of-use water filters – truly unique offerings that will help people obtain safe drinking water at home and outside – paving the way for swiftly and effectively accomplishing the VF and MDGs. LifeStraw® water purifiers have been developed as a practical way of preventing disease and saving lives, as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water by the year 2015.


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3 Responses to “LifeStraw – A Lifeline for Many…..”

  1. Nice entry. LifeStraw is truely facinating. I recently did a story on it(including an illustration of the content of the filter), and I’d be curious to hear what you think about it.

    Best,

    Anna-Katarina Gravgaard

  2. anonimiss Says:

    hey anna,
    thanks for the link to your story. it is indeed very useful and i’ll post a link to the same for my readers very soon. your illustration really simplifies the understanding of the system for a lay man. i do agree that the LifeStraw personal is not a permanent or enduring solution, but as you mention in your story, it helps as an immediate solution during disasters. plus, for a number of developing/underdeveloped countries, it satisfies the saying – ‘something is better than nothing’. so inspite of its drawbacks, it still helps people in need when there’s no other option offered to them.
    great to have gotten in touch…..

  3. I don’t know If I said it already but …This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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