A recent water contamination in Northwest Washington, D.C., prompted Water4Patriots to suggest people learn how to purify water of contaminants or stock up on personal water filters.
Officials were baffled about how an oily substance such as petroleum could find its way into a closed water system. In addition to being told not to drink water from their taps, residents were informed that using the water for showers or baths could cause skin and eye irritation.
Water contaminations and droughts have occurred in numerous parts of the U.S. in recent years. As less and less clean drinking water is available in various parts of the country, Water4Patriots officials including Allen Baler believe it becomes increasingly important to have a way to purify water from contaminants. The LifeStraw personal water filter accomplishes just that.
It’s the world’s most advanced water filter, removing 99.999 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and providing the user with crystal-clear, life-giving water when no clean drinking water is available.
LifeStraw Is Lightweight and Needs No Batteries
This compact device, which can be carried anywhere, weighs only two ounces. It contains no chemicals and no moving parts, and requires no electricity or batteries.
In just one month after being made available to the public last spring, sales of the LifeStraw reached 13,259. Together, those LifeStraws have the potential of turning 3.5 million gallons of contaminated water into pure drinking water.
Pores within tubes inside the straw allow water to pass but prevent contaminants larger than 0.2 micron from flowing through. The LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine or other chemicals.
First introduced in 2005, the LifeStraw was field tested by approximately 4.5 million people and used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Now available in the U.S., it has met EPA standards for water filtration and was a Time magazine invention of the year winner.
“In addition to providing clean drinking water no matter where one is, the LifeStraw gives peace of mind,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots LLC, which provides products that are designed to help people become more self-reliant and independent. “When a crisis occurs, people will have clean drinking water, even if all the surrounding water is contaminated. With the LifeStraw, people can be prepared no matter what happens.”
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