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LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Filter and Purifier - 12 Liter Bag
LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Filter and Purifier - 12 Liter Bag


 
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LifeStraw Mission Gravity Water Filter and Purifier - 12 Liter Bag

LifeStraw Mission, the award-winning and internationally recognized water filter & purifier, is now available in North America. LifeStraw Mission is a point-of-use microbiological water purifier capable of removing viruses, bacteria and protozoa (parasites) to protect against waterborne diseases. It filters up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for a family of five for up to three years.

Simply fill the BPA-Free bag, hang, and enjoy clean, purified drinking water. It’s Ideal for camping, group hikes, expeditions, and is available in 5 liter or 12 liter sizes.

Features & Benefits:

  • Filters up to 4,750 gallons or 18,000 liters of water to 0.02 microns (20 nm)
  • Removes minimum 99.99% of viruses (>LOG 4 reduction)
  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
  • Removes minimum 99.9% of protozoan cysts (>LOG 3 reduction)
  • Requires no electrical power, batteries, or replacement parts
  • Requires no running water or piped-in water supply
  • Flow-rate of 9-12 liters/hour
  • Has an easy-to-clean pre-filter and purification cartridge
  • All raw materials are US FDA compliant or equivalent
  • Roll-top dry bag is lightweight, compact and easy to fill; fill markers on bag display water level
  • Included shoulder strap makes carrying easy, while also enabling the bag to be hung from a tree
  • Designed to handle turbid and muddy water
  • Internationally recognized & award-winning water filter
  • Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005

How LifeStraw Mission Works:

LifeStraw Mission uses a highly efficient method of purification that requires no chemicals, batteries or moving parts. Water poured into the purifier moves down the tube, while being forced through narrow hollow fibers. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibers, but bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants are trapped inside and are flushed out by backwashing.

  • Easy-to-remove, 80-micron pre-filter inside bag; also includes extra pre-filter screens
  • Purifier is easy to clean in the field, thanks to integrated back-flush bulb
  • All raw materials are US FDA compliant or equivalent
  • Water passes through the meter-long blue PVC hose and gravity creates sufficient pressure on the membrane cartridge in order to reach a high flow rate.
  • Ultra filtration takes place in the hollow fiber membrane cartridge - a pore size of 20 nanometers (0.02 microns) retains bacteria, viruses, parasites and fine dirt particles.
  • The blue tap is turned to release purified water.
  • Backwash the membrane by squeezing the red backwash bulb 3 times with both taps closed and then releasing the dirty water from the red tap. Water from the red tap should never be consumed.

For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, we provide a child in Africa with clean water for an entire school year.

When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, we use part of the funds to donate LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is specifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens and dirt commonly found in source water.

Eartheasy's goal is to provide clean water to 500 schools in Kenya in 2014. Thank you for supporting this mission!

The Science Behind LifeStraw:

Backed by serious research in our international labs and extensive testing in the field, LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family have been distributed to nearly every major international humanitarian disaster since 2005 and in broad public health campaigns in the millions.

The same high-tech design used in places like Haiti, Indonesia, South Africa, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and Bangladesh is now available in the USA and Canada.

History:

LifeStraw is manufactured by Vestergaard Frandsen, a Swiss company specializing in disease control products for developing countries. Their core business model is centered around corporate social responsibility, and helping countries reach their United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals with products designed to prevent vector and water-borne diseases.

LifeStraw for Emergency Preparedness & Survival:

In light of recent natural disasters, many people are realizing they cannot depend on their city water during an emergency. A water filter that’s lightweight, easy-to-use, and portable is important to have in your emergency preparedness kit. Buy a LifeStraw for each member in your household - it's a low-cost investment in security.

Awards and recognition:

LifeStraw has received significant accolades since its original design was invented in 2005. Time Magazine named LifeStraw the “Best Invention of 2006.” In 2008, it won the Saatchi and Saatchi Award for “World Changing Ideas”. Esquire called LifeStraw the “Innovation of the Year.” And Forbes noted that LifeStraw is “one of the ten things that will change the way we live.” Now that LifeStraw has launched in the USA and Canada, we expect continued positive responses.




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