LifeStraw provides drinkable water technology
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March 7 '08: A new water-cleaning technology has been developed by the Vestergaard Frandsen Group, Scientific American reported. The LifeStraw is about the size of a regular straw and has the capability to kill nearly 100 percent of all bacteria and viruses using a halogenated resin.
Chief Executive Officer for LifeStraw Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen said on the company's website their goal was to reduce by half "the population of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water" by the year 2015. Scientific American reported that the company is seeking to make the LifeStraw available to nongovernmental and disaster response and aid groups for distribution.The LifeStraw can filter about 185 gallons of water before needing to be replaced. The LifeStraw Family can provide about 2.6 gallons of water in an hour and about 4,000 gallons of water for a family of six in one year. The family version "is designed to sieve dirt, parasites, bacteria and viruses and will be available starting in May," Scientific American reported. The Vestergaard Frandsen Group is based in Denmark and specializes in disaster response and recovery in the developing and developed world. The LifeStraw recently won the Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas - a prize given by the Saatchi and Saatchi Marketing Consultancy for ideas have the potential to change the world. National Blueprint Tags: Public Health & Medical
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