Brain consists of 90% of water
Children who drink unsafe water often carry 1000 parasites worms in their body at any given time
Every 20 seconds a child dies from water-related disease
The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
Water covers over 70 % (70.9%) of the earth’s surface; 96.5% is in oceans, 17% in groundwater, 1.7 % in glacial ice and .001% in water vapor
Water helps with metabolism
Water (noun) A clear, colorless, odorless, and tasteless liquid, H2O, essential for most plant and animal life and the most widely used of all solvents.
Sickness from unclean water kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined
Diarrhea kills 4100 children per day and 90% are under 5 years of age
Water protects our vital organs
Only 62% of the world’s population has access to improved sanitation-defined as separation of human excreta from human contact
Only 2.5% of earth’s water is fresh water, and 98.8% of that is frozen
Bone consists of 22% of water
An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than a typical person in a developing country slum uses in a whole day
Death due to dehydration from diseases contracted from unsafe water can occur within hours.
3.575 million people die each year from water-related diseases
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet.
A person should drink approximately 64 ounces of water day. Pregnant and nursing women need more.
The majority of illness is caused by fecal matter
Nearly 1.5 million children die each year from illnesses associated with drinking unclean water
Water transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
Water rids the body of toxins
Water regulates body temperature
The human body contains between 55% and 78 % water. To function properly the body needs 1-7 liters daily.
Water moisturizes the air in lungs
Over 5 million deaths a year are caused by polluted drinking water
Muscle consists of 75% water
Water helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
884 million people do not have clean water
6000 children die each day from water-related illnesses that include cholera, dysentery, typhoid, guinea worm and hepatitis.
Billions of people have never tasted water free of contaminates
Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection
Water protects and moisturizes our joints
Blood consists of 83% water
A gallon of water weighs 8lbs.
Water is an essential nutrient. All chemical reactions in the body depend upon it
2.5 billion do not have toilet/latrine access. A single piece of fecal matter has 1,000,000,000,000 virus and 10,000,000 bateria—water sources become contaminated
Watch the stories of Haitians talk about the importance of clean water and sanitation for them, especially in the aftermath of the earthquake, when pipes had broken and open sewage became a common sight. Gain perspectives from health experts, who talk about how they have worked to meet the need for clean water, including providing LifeStraw Family to Haitian families.
Watch a report from ABC News on the LifeStraw Carbon For Water program, which distributed nearly 900,000 LifeStraw Family high-tech water filters to Western Province, Kenya, ensuring access to safe and clean drinking water to 4.5 million Kenyans.
Watch how LifeStraw Family set up in a refugee camp in Pakistan impacts the quality of life for the camp's inhabitants.
Do you have running water in your home? Office? School? Do you worry about the safety of the water coming out of your faucet?
The reality is clean drinking water is a necessity of life, yet, it can be cost prohibitive and a logistical nightmare to get clean water to all areas where people live, work and attend school.
There is a pressing need for an effective, affordable and portable option to provide clean drinking water to people living in these areas. There is also a need to provide clean drinking water to people traveling and working in these areas. LifeStraw® offers an inexpensive, easily distributed, portable and easy to use product to bring clean water to areas where none has existed or where disaster has occurred. With no need for electricity or batteries and little maintenance the LifeStraw® units will provide clean water for up to three years.
LifeStraw® is a portable water filter weighing approximately 5 ounces. It comes with a lanyard for wearing around the neck and provides easy access to clean and safe drinking water away from home. It will filter at least 1000 liters (264 US gallons) of contaminated water, contains no chemicals, requires no electricity, batteries or replacement parts and is easily cleaned by blowing air through the straw. The LifeStraw® is ideal for use by people traveling to areas that do not have clean water as well as for use by residents in areas that do not have access to clean water or whose water has been contaminated due to disaster or treatment plant failure.
Both the LifeStraw® and LifeStraw® Family are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and all raw materials are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant or equivalent. The LifeStraw® Family filters up to 18,000 liters (4755 US gallons) of water, enough to supply a family of five with clean water for 3 years. The water is filtered instantly as it flows through the pre-filter and purification cartridge. The pre-filter and purification cartridge are easy to clean and there is no need for tools, replacement parts, electricity or batteries.