LIFESTRAW® For every LifeStraw® water filter sold, a child in Africa receives clean drinking water for an entire school year, thanks to the donation efforts of the North American distributor, Eartheasy. When you purchase any type of LifeStraw® filter, Eartheasy uses part of the funds to donate LifeStraw® Community institutional water purifiers to schools in Africa. LifeStraw® Community is spe-cifically designed to deliver clean, safe water to school children by removing waterborne pathogens commonly found in source water. Eartheasy’s goal is to provide clean water to 500 schools in Kenya in 2014. BUY ONE, GIVE ONE OUR HISTORY LifeStraw® is manufactured by Vestergaard®, a Switzerland-based company specializing in disease control products for developing countries. Vestergaard® is dedicated to improving the health of vul-nerable people, most of whom live in developing countries. Through low-cost, highly effective tech-nology, Vestergaard® aims to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet by fighting malaria, diarrheal diseases and neglected tropical diseases. Additional company initiatives are focused on increasing HIV testing, mitigating climate change and enhancing food security. The personal version of LifeStraw® has been deployed following almost every natural disaster since 2005, and the family version is the backbone of the LifeStraw® Carbon for Water™ campaign in Kenya. This is the world’s largest privately funded household water program, providing more than 4.5 million Kenyans with sustainable access to clean and safe drinking water. LifeStraw® Guinea Worm has been instrumental in the near eradication of Guinea worm disease. LifeStraw® Community, for schools, health facilities, workplaces and community setting, delivers 70,000-100,000 litres of safe driking water over its lifetime. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What does the LifeStraw® Personal & LifeStraw® Go remove? The LifeStraw® Personal water filter, and LifeStraw® Go water filter bottle removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), and removes turbidity in They will not filter out heavy metals, chemicals or viruses, and will not filter salt What does the LifeStraw® Family water purifier remove? The LifeStraw® Family water purifier removes a minimum 99.999% of viruses (>LOG 5 reduction), a minimum 99.9999% of bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction), a minimum 99.99% of protozoan cysts (>LOG 4 reduction), and removes turbidity It will not remove heavy metals or chemicals, and will not filter salt water (will What type of filter does it use? Hollow fiber membrane. Does the LifeStraw® use Iodine or other chemicals? No, the LifeStraw does not use Iodine, or Iodinated resin, meaning it is safe for those with thyroid concerns. No chemicals are used in LifeStraw products. Where is the LifeStraw® manufactured? The LifeStraw is manufactured in South Korea. Does the LifeStraw® have a shelf life? No, LifeStraw water filters & purifiers do not have shelf lives. How do I know when the LifeStraw® is at the end of it’s life? The LifeStraw® flow rate will reduce, and it will eventually stop drawing water through the filter. How much water will the LifeStraw® Personal & LifeStraw® The LifeStraw® Personal water filter, and LifeStraw® Go water filter bottle will filter 1,000 liters of water (264 gallons). With proper use, care & cleaning you can significantly increase the amount of water LifeStraw® will filter. How much water will the LifeStraw® family purify? The LifeStraw® Family water purifier, will filter & purify a minimum of 18,000 liters of water (4,755 gallons). With proper use, care & cleaning you can signifi-cantly increase the amount of water the LifeStraw® Family will purify.