Safe Drinking Water

In the recent Newsweek magazine, I read about the article on LifeStraw. This company has produced a $ 3 filter which can be used to filter water so as to make it safe for drinking. This portable device – kind of straw filter- has reportedly won accolades from the world over for its simplistic design, convenience and affordable rates. While more than 1 billion people across the world do not have access to safe drinking water and 6,000 people die each day of water-borne diseases, this product holds promise and could alleviate the sufferings of mankind.
The CEO of the Company is Vestergaard Frandsen and he says: “It is a product that can save lives without spare parts, electricity or maintenance”.

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