Fight Waterborne Disease “Die Hard” Style (VIDEO)

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.

 

Photo courtesy of Snap

22 comments

Mary L.
Mary L6 years ago

Thank you

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Emanuel v.
Emanuel v.6 years ago

Almost no one has access to safe drinking water.in the entire world. In the so called advanced nations the water contains thousands of chemical pollutants, pseudo estrogens, added aluminium , toxic chlorine and fluoride. For that reason much of the alledged safe water is potentially worse than the drinking water that is regarded as unsafe.

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Rose N.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thank you for posting.

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Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M6 years ago

Hopefully these filters can be made reasonably priced for the benefit of the 3rd world countries. I am appalled to know that there are more cell phones in this cockide world than toilets. Sanitation is a very important part of stopping diseases & dysentry.

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Kathleen B.
Kathleen B6 years ago

Thanks for the info.

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ana p.
ana p6 years ago

IF THIS FILTER IS REALY GOOD, WHY NOT SEND IT TO HAITI?

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ana p.
ana p6 years ago

THANKS!

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Thomas N.
Thomas N.6 years ago

The earth needs to become aware of how dangerous some of our water supplies are. Heck they might be getting even worse now that they are beginning to be treated with flouride and chlorine

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Melinda M.
Past Member 6 years ago

and how much is the company going to charge these 3rd world countries to get the straws?

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Jamie Clemons
Jamie C6 years ago

And the mining, and oil companies want impunity to pollute our groundwater and waterways.

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