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Product Review: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Travelling offers several health benefits. One of these benefits is a relief from stress. According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, stepping away for a vacation with family or friends, even just for a week, is an effective stress-relief technique. In addition, lovetoknow.com mentions that the fresh air and sunshine travellers enjoy are good for the health. The website also claims that play and relaxation while on vacation are ideal means of relieving tension.Pic3

Drinking Water while Travelling

While many studies have proven that travelling is beneficial, this too could also expose people to some health threats. Unconsciously drinking contaminated water is common among travellers, and this predisposes them to health problems such as gastrointestinal distress, diarrhea and even amoebiasis.

If you travel to a new place and see locals drinking water from a certain source and have no problems about it, then do not feel safe. Locals’ immune system has adapted to the water supply but this might not be the case for you. However, the need to drink water is indispensable; what should you do? This is where the need to use LifeStraw Personal Water Filter sets in.

Pic1About LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw, as its name implies, is a straw-style filter. It can filter a maximum of 1, 000 liters or 264 gallons of water (enough amount of water for one person for one whole year) and can turn contaminated water into safe drinking water. This award-winning product uses advanced hollow fiber technology and is capable of filtering bacteria and protozoa present in water from unsafe sources. This product has received the ‘Best Invention of the Year’ award from Time Magazine.

LifeStraw Personal is only an inch in diameter. It is 9 inches long and weighs two ounces. The fact that it is so handy makes it perfect for camping, hiking, travelling, and even for a quick overnight stay out of town.

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It is worth mentioning that LifeStraw products were distributed after the destructive earthquake in Haiti and the flooding in Pakistan on 2010 and the flooding in Thailand on 2011. This year, LifeStraw products were also distributed in Rwanda, East Africa in the attempt to deliver clean and safe drinking water to the community.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter costs less than $20. Do you know that buying this product means providing one child in Africa clean water to drink for an entire school year?

-Happy Globetrotting