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LifeStraw, 2005

This is a Project. It was designed by Vestergaard Frandsen and manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen S.A.. It is dated 2005. Its medium is outer shell: high impact polystyrene; interior: halogen-based resin, anion exchange resin, and patented activated carbon.

About half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne diseases, and more than 6,000 people, mainly children, die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. LifeStraw, a personal mobile water-purification tool, is designed to turn any surface water into drinking water. It has proven to be effective against waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, dysentery, and diarrhea, and removes particles as small as fifteen microns.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 25.4 × 2.5 cm (10 × 1 in.)

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