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What is AquaSafeStraw? -Simply put - it's peace of mind - happy, healthy holidays - freedom from worry - it's drinking from a free running stream without a care in the world - it's enjoying a clean, uncluttered environment
When you travel overseas, particularly to developing countries, pack your bags for the great outdoors or go hiking, or if your home town water treatment plant is under performing or has a catastrophe, a portable AquaSafeStraw water filter straw each will ensure you and your family stay healthy even though you drink the water.
Aquasafestraw is a high tech, tested and approved water purification system that removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria including Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus, and Fecal Coliforms, plus parasitic contamination by Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. It provides you and your family with the confidence of knowing you can have safe drinking water anywhere around the world from tap water,ice in drinks, lakes, and streams, on aircraft, shipboard, trains, hotels, parks and more.
Aquasafestrawplus In addition to the filtration properties of the Aquasafestraw, the Aquasafestrawplus will also remove 99.99% water borne viruses and has twice the capacity (1000L) of the standard Aquasafestraw. The plus straw filters down to .01microns
AquaSafeStraw Offers No After Taste, No chemical additives - No chlorine, No iodine.
Chemical Free Filtration is via microporous membrane, safe for all the family to use.
The AquaSafeStraw is 21cm x 1.8cm in diameter and weighs only 24g
The AquaSafeStrawplus weighs 200g is 280mm long x 32mm in diameter
AquaSafeStraw is manufactured in Australia
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What is the AquaSafeStraw and AquaSafeStrawplus
How does the AquaSafeStraw work?
The filter used in AquaSafeStraw is a microfiltration capillary membrane with a filtration size of 0.2 microns, (+straw .01 microns), smaller than the smallest water bacteria The outer case of the straw is made of sturdy PES (Polyethersulfone).
Water is sucked up through the membrane passing into the inner core of the filter straw. Because water molecules are less than 0.1 microns water is able to easily pass through the membrane, however, because bacteria cells are larger than 0.5 microns they are unable to pass through the membrane and are trapped in the body of the filter, resulting in the removal of 99.9999% of bacteria. Parasitic cysts are similarly trapped. A light shake of the filter after use, and a periodic clean leaves the straw clean and reusable for up to 500 liters (132 gallons), of water,(1000L for the aquasafetraw+).
Filtration occurs immediately as you sip the drinking water up, and the system and mouth piece is designed to be suitable for children as young as 3.
AquaSafeStraw does not use chemicals, carbon or iodine for filtration and is therefore universally safe.
The AquaSafeStraw water quality test was carried out by NATA approved testing laboratories with the lab results confirming the straws to be 99.9999% effective in filtering out coliforms/faecal coliforms, e-coli, staphylococcus, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, standard plate count bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa (bacteria causing respiratory tract infections), pseudomonas diminuta, and serratia marcescents (another form of bacteria). The water quality report confirmed AquaSafeStraw as an ideal drinking water filtration straw for travel and drinking water related emergency and life-threatening situations where water must be treated for bacterial and protozoa contamination.
Each year, approximately 50 million people travel the world. Sometimes it's backpacking or hiking, going to out of the way places with poor water sanitation, sometimes it's on a business trip where time is tight, stress is high and you don't have time to look after your health, sometimes it's as a family with little mouths to watch, sometimes it's to low risk destinations where you do everything right but still come down sick with diarrhea, vomiting, and disappointment.
If you do you're certainly not alone, and the stats are pretty scary:
Around 50% of travelers fall sick to some degree when travelling
Of these around 40% experience diarrhea
18% lose one precious day to illness
4% go down sick for 4 or more days
Why take the risk! AquaSafeStraw slips into your pocket to go anywhere and provide filtered water in any situation - it's an essential health precaution when you travel, and at home.
AquaSafeStraw water purifier is the perfect personal use product to protect against waterborne bacteria and protozoa that are common worldwide in water sources, lakes, dams, and streams. In developing nations these contaminants are frequently in both the drinking water and ice, increasing the needs and uses for a constant source of water filtration.
An AquaSafeStraw water filter, weighing in at only 24 grams, is a lightweight, portable, and safe drinking device specially designed to remove harmful bacteria from water. It's easy to use by simply dipping the tip straight into the water and sipping. Filtration is instant - no waiting 30 minutes to work, or for the odor to dissipate as with chemical alternatives.
This personal water filtration system does not use any added harmful chemicals. It is the only product of its kind that can remove up to 99.9999% of bacteria such as e-coli and staphylococcus, and also removes Cryptospordium and Giardia. It is capable of filtering to 0.2 micron.
Chemical-Based Water Purification Can Be Harmful
Of the water purification devices available, the majority use some form of chemical to remove contaminants from water. There are many instances where this is not safe for individual users, and definitely not for prolonged periods for any user.
Harmful chemicals such as iodine can trigger Grave's Disease, and adversely affect those with thyroid disorders or iodine sensitivities. It is also highly recommended that it should not be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women or by children. Medical advice is that chemical water filters used for more than 3 weeks could potentially harm the thyroid gland.
On the other hand, AquaSafeStraw is totally chemical-free and is safe for anyone, of any age, and in any state of health to use on an on-going basis