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Fight Waterborne Disease “Die Hard” Style (VIDEO)

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.

 

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6:54PM PST on Nov 22, 2010

Thank you

10:19PM PST on Nov 21, 2010

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.

4:09PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

Thank you for posting.

4:07PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

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.

1:28PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

Thanks for the info.

1:14PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

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

1:05PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

THANKS!

12:49PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

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

11:41AM PST on Nov 19, 2010

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

9:26AM PST on Nov 19, 2010

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

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