Science
The LifeStraw – the invention of the century?

4418 160805100854 More than one billion people – one sixth of the world’s population – are without access to safe water supply. At any given moment, about half of the world’s poor are suffering from waterborne diseases, of which over 6,000 – mainly children – die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. The aptly-named LifeStraw is an invention that could become one of the greatest life-savers in history. It is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter, plastic pipe filter and purchased singly, costs around US2.00. [via] Link.

4 thoughts on “The LifeStraw – the invention of the century?

  1. Boiling for at least 10 mins is the most common.
    Followed by Distillation – A shallow hole in the ground soaked in dirty water, a plastic sheet cover over the top with a small stone in the middle to create a dip. Put a cup under the middle of the dip o collect the clean water. Wait.

  2. Boiling for at least 10 mins is the most common.
    Followed by Distillation – A shallow hole in the ground soaked in dirty water, a plastic sheet cover over the top with a small stone in the middle to create a dip. Put a cup under the middle of the dip o collect the clean water. Wait.

Comments are closed.

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone