More than a billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe and clean drinking water. Three and a half million people die each year as a result of waterborne disease. The main culprit: diarrheal diseases from bacteria including e.coli and diseases such as cholera.
Believe it or not, more people in the world own a cell phone than have access to a toilet.
Waterborne disease is no laughing matter, but when it comes to raising awareness, it’s good to go for the gusto.
Take a look at this take on “Die Hard” from Good and the LifeStraw – a remarkably effective personal water filter device that looks more like a child’s plastic horn than a straw, but filters out many of the most lethal bacterial villains.
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