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LifeStraw® is a portable water filter that effectively
removes all bacteria and parasites responsible for causing common
diarrhoeal diseases. LifeStraw® requires no electrical power or spare
parts and can be carried around for easy access to safe and clean water.
Which micro-organisms does LifeStraw® filter?
effectively removes minimum 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria,
including Escherichia coli, Campylobacter, Vibrio
cholerae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella and Salmonella and
removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, including
Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium Parvum and Entamoeba
1. Place LifeStraw® in water and sip through the mouthpiece.
2. Regularly blow through LifeStraw® after drinking to keep the filters
clean and to prevent them from clogging.
Does LifeStraw® remove parasites like Cryptosporidium and Giardia?
Giardia lamblia and
Does LifeStraw® filter heavy metals like arsenic, iron and fluoride?
No, the present version does not filter any of the heavy metals.
What effect does LifeStraw® have on salt water? Does it make saline water
LifeStraw® does not make saline water potable; however, it still removes
the bacteria and viruses from the salty water.
What effect does LifeStraw® have on turbid water?
LifeStraw® does not remove complete turbidity from water; however, it
removes the bacteria and parasites as well as undissolved particles down
to the finest microns. If you need to consume turbid water, use
LifeStraw® to drink only from the surface i.e. the top layer. Excessive
intake of turbid water would clog the filters and therefore regular
backwashing would be required.
What must one do if LifeStraw® gets blocked?
At regular intervals, it is recommended to do 'backwashing' that can be
done by blowing out some air through the LifeStraw®. This will clean the
pre-filters of whatever sand, silt and debris that might have got
deposited in the textile filters.
What is the shelf life of LifeStraw®?
LifeStraw® can be stored for three years at a maximum temperature of 30
degrees. Storage at a higher temperature will not hamper the working of
LifeStraw® but in such a case, the first few millilitres of water
consumed will have an initial lower killing effect on the bacteria and
What happens if LifeStraw® is used beyond 1000 litres or one year?
LifeStraw® has been tested for its
beyond 1000 litres and it still retains considerable efficacy on the
bacteria and viruses. However, drinking water beyond 1000 litres is not
Since humans have the natural ability to suck, both adults and children
above three years can use LifeStraw®.
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