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Photograph compliments of www.vestergaard-frandsen.com Sharing a passion to achieve the Millennium Development Goals such as poverty eradication, environmental up-gradation, gender equality, and specifically 'reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water' by the year 2015, we recognize the immense sense of urgency.

At any given moment, about half of the world's poor are suffering from waterborne disease, of which over 6,000 - mainly children - die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water.

Today, more than one billion people of the world's population are without access to safe drinking water, causing lack of safe water supply to rob women and young girls of dignity, literacy and time.

Safe water interventions have vast potential to transform the lives of millions of people. Water filtration tools not only provide safe drinking water but also have a positive health impact on the most vulnerable populations, including young children, pregnant women and those with debilitated immune systems.

The Cochrane review (2006) demonstrates that water filters are the most effective interventions amongst all point-of-use water treatment methods for reducing diarrhoeal diseases. This study also proves that it is not enough to treat water at the point-of-source; it must also be made safe at the point of consumption.

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LifeStraw® Personal and LifeStraw® Family are both point-of-use water filters - truly unique offerings from Vestergaard Frandsen that address the concerns for affordably obtaining safe drinking water at home and outside.

LifeStraw® Personal - Product Features

  • Offers easy access to safe drinking water away from home.
  • Filters a minimum of 700 litres of water.
  • Kills and removes 99.999% of waterborne bacteria.
  • Kills and removes 99% of waterborne viruses.
  • Removes particles down to 15 microns.
  • Requires no electrical power or spare parts for the life time of the straw.
  • Easy to mass-distribute in areas where drinking water is contaminated.

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