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Obesity in the US: 2006
In 2006, Americans represented 4.6% of the world's total population, but 23% of the world's obese population (source: WHO, 2006).














Product Details: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter



Product Name: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Category: Water Containers, Filters, & Purifiers
Manufacturer: LifeStraw
List Price: $19.95


Colors Available: gray, aqua blue
Container Made Of: Does not contain BPA
Container Volume: Filters up to 1000 gallons (4000 liters)
Description: This is a personalized hollow fiber membrane filter. It does not utilize iodine or chlorine. It does not contain a charcoal filter. Removes bacteria (E. coli) and parasitic protozoa (cryptosporidia, Giardia), but not viruses (hepatitis A). Not to be used for drinking salt water, or, water contaminated with chemicals or pesticides. May not be effective in a "dense coliform environment" such as near large agricultural operations.
Filter Pore Size: 0.2 microns: filters bacteria and parasitic protozoa, but not viruses. Also removes microplastics.
Handle / Strap: no / YES
How It Works: Place one end directly into the body of water and drink through it just like a straw. After drinking, blow air through it to prevent the filter from clogging.
Ideal For: Hikers, backpackers, adventure racers
Special Features: Weighs only 2 ounces.
Why It's Cool: It's amazing that a water filter can be this small, this effective, and cost less than $20!! In addition, LifeStraw (parent company Vestergaard) gives back: one product, one school child, one year of clean water.

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