Since 2005, Vestergaard (the international company behind the product), has been distributing LifeStraw to people in developing countries who don’t have access to safe drinking water. Now, LifeStraw is available for consumers as well. Whether you’re traveling to a country where the water may not agree with you or filtering water from streams while hiking and camping, LifeStraw could be a real lifesaver. It also comes in handy for everyday on-the-go use.
LifeStraw utilizes advanced hollow fiber technology, a highly efficient method of filtration that requires no chlorine and no iodine. It has been shown to trap 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites such as Giardia.
And the best part is that for each LifeStraw sold, a year's worth of clean drinking water is provided to those in need.