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LifeStraw Family 1.0 Portable Water Purifier. Free Shipping
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LifeStraw Family 1.0 Portable Water Purifier. Free Shipping
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    Lifestraw Water Purifier
    Lifestraw Water Purifier

    LifeStraw Family 1.0 Water Purifier

    LifeStraw Family 1.0 Instant Microbiological Water Filter & Purifier

    3 years* of safe drinking water as per EPA standard

    Instant access to high volume of purified water

    No batteries or replacement parts required

    LifeStraw Family, the award-winning and internationally recognized water filter & purifier, is now available in North America. LifeStraw Family is a point-of-use microbiological water purifier capable of removing viruses, bacteria and protozoa (parasites) to protect against waterborne diseases. It filters up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for a family of five for up to three years.

    LifeStraw Family is a large volume water purifier providing up to 4750 gallons or 18000 liters of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean drinking water for up to three years. It's useful to have at home to purify contaminated tap water in the event of boil water advisories or emergency situations. In a worst-case scenario, you can rely on the LifeStraw Family to purify water from any freshwater source near your home.

    Lightweight and portable, LifeStraw Family is perfect for point-of-use water filtration while traveling or camping in remote areas. It makes filtering water a breeze at base camps, while vehicle camping or camping with groups.

    Product Applications:
    Emergency, Preparedness & Survival Kit

    Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.

    LifeStraw Features & Benefits

    Filters up to 4,750 gallons (18,000 liters) of water to 0.02 microns
      (20 nm).
    Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
    Removes 99.99% of viruses (>LOG 4 reduction)
    Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3
    Reduces turbidity
    Ultralight: weighs only 1.6 Lbs!
    Requires no electrical power, batteries, or replacement parts
    Requires no running water or piped-in water supply
    Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
    Has an easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
    All raw materials are US FDA compliant or equivalent
    Internationally recognized & award-winning water filter
    Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005

    What LifeStraw removes/filters:
    LifeStraw filters down to an incredible, 0.02 microns in size! This removes virtually all the bacteria (99.9999%), viruses (99.99%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles. Please note: The LifeStraw currently does not filter heavy metals, and will not desalinate water.

    Bacteria removed include:
    Escherichia coli
    Vibrio cholerae
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    Protozoa removed include:
    Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
    Cryptosporidium Parvum
    Entamoeba histolytica.

    How LifeStraw Family Works:
    LifeStraw Family uses advanced hollow fiber technology. Water is forced through narrow fibers under high pressure. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants are trapped inside the hollow fibers and are flushed out by backwashing. This is a highly efficient method of filtration.

    The feed water bucket (2 liter capacity) is filled with water.
    The 80-micron textile pre-filter (inside the feed water bucket)
       removes coarser particles and is easy to clean.
    Water passes through the meter-long blue PVC hose and gravity
       creates sufficient pressure on the membrane cartridge in order to
       reach a high flow rate.
    Ultra filtration takes place in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge -
       a pore size of 20 nanometers (0.02 microns) retains bacteria,
       viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles.
    The blue tap is turned to release purified water.
    Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red backwash bulb 3
      times with both taps closed and then releasing the dirty water
      from the red tap.
    Water from the red tap should never be consumed.

    LifeStraw Awards and Acolades

    2008 Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas
    'INDEX: 2005' International Design Award
    'Well-Tech 2006' Innovation Technology Award

    'Best Invention of 2005’ Time (November 2005)
    'Europe’s Best Invention’ Reader’s Digest (July 2006)
    'Innovation of the Year’ Esquire (December 2005)
    'Invention of the Century’ Gizmag (December 2005)
    'A Water Purifier for the Masses’ Popular Science  (December 2005)
    'A Water Purifier That Could Save Lives’ New York Times (Oct 2006)
    'Gadget Produces Safe Drinking Water’ Newsweek (June 2007)
     'Ten Things That Will Change The Way We Live’ Forbes (Feb 2006)
    'Tools for Better Living’ Fortune (December 2006)
    'Design for the Rest of the World: LifeStraw®’ The NY Sun (05 '07)
    'The gadgets for disaster zones' BBC (May 2011)

    LifeStraw for Emergency Preparedness & Survival:
    In light of recent natural disasters, many people are realizing they cannot depend on their city water during an emergency. A water filter that’s lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable is important to have in your emergency preparedness kit.

    Awards and recognition:
    LifeStraw has received significant accolades since 2005. Time Magazine named LifeStraw the “Best Invention of 2005.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas”. Esquire called it the “Innovation of the Year.” And Forbes noted that LifeStraw is “one of the ten things that will change the way we live.” Now that LifeStraw has launched in the USA and Canada, we expect continued positive responses.

    LifeStraw History:
    LifeStraw is manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen, which is a Switzerland-based company specializing in disease control products for developing countries. Their core business model is centered around corporate social responsibility, and they help countries reach their United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals with products designed to prevent vector and water-borne diseases. LifeStraws are shipped throughout the world to countries in need including Haiti, Pakistan, and Africa.

    100% Satisfaction Guarantee from Manufacturer:
    We want you to be completely satisfied with every purchase you make. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you. Certain products have extended warranties (up to 50 years!) that are listed on the particular product page. Please call 1-888-451-6752 if you need further clarification.

    LifeStraw Personal Water Filter:
    LifeStraw is the award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide you with safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The ideal water filter for hiking & camping, travel, emergency preparedness & survival, the LifeStraw makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink. Please click here to learn more about LifeStraw Personal Water Filter.

    Product Manufacturer: Vestergaard Frandsen Inc


    download pdf LifeStraw Brochure
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    *Performance based on laboratory test/simulated conditions

    How the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program works
    When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard and its distributor partners contribute part of the funds to distribute LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in developing communities. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver safe drinking water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.


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