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    The LifeStraw personal water filter, the "Best Invention of 2005" (Time magazine), enables users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies such as local flooding which can contaminate drinking water supplies. LifeStraw is also ideal for campers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. Because LifeStraw is lightweight and compact, it is also great for travelers who do not want to rely on the quality of local water.

    LifeStraw is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.

    Eartheasy is the official wholesale distributor and retail launch partner for LifeStraw, which as of September 2011 is now available for US and Canadian customers to purchase. Since 2005, LifeStraw has been used in developing countries to assist in achieving the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for clean drinking water. We’re excited to help launch this useful product in North America.

    Features & Benefits

    • Filters up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons) of water
    • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction)
    • Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction)
    • Reduces turbidity, filtering down to 0.2 microns
    • Ultralight: weighs only 2oz!
    • Contains no chemicals (and is BPA-free), uses no batteries, has no moving parts
    • Very high flow rate
    • Easy to clean
    • Very durable
    • Used worldwide in harsh conditions since 2005
    • Award winning & internationally recognized
    • 1 year warranty

    For every ten LifeStraws sold, Eartheasy will donate one to crisis-affected people in developing countries through the manufacturer’s partnership with Rotary International. We also have a tree planted for every order through partnership with Trees for the Future Foundation. To purchase a LifeStraw, add to cart above, or call 1-888-451-6752.

    What LifeStraw removes/filters:

    LifeStraw filters down to an incredible, 0.2 microns in size! This removes virtually all the bacteria (99.9999%) and protozoa (99.9%) from contaminated water, and reduces turbidity (muddiness) by filtering out suspended particles.

    Bacteria removed include:

    • Escherichia coli,
    • Campylobacter,
    • Vibrio cholerae,
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
    • Shigella
    • Salmonella

    Protozoa removed include:

    • Giardia lamblia ("Beaver Fever")
    • Cryptosporidium Parvum
    • Entamoeba histolytica.

    Please note: The LifeStraw currently does not filter heavy metals or viruses, and will not desalinate water.


    • Length: 9 inches
    • Width: 1 inch
    • Weight: 2 ounces
    • Construction: durable plastic. Does not require replacement parts or batteries, or any chemicals.
    • Capacity: filters up to 264 gallons (1000 liters) of water.
    • Shelf Life: 5 years when stored at room temperature. (Product package may state shelf life of 3 years, but this will be corrected on newer packaging. The actual shelf life is 5 years.)
    • Included: Comes with a lanyard, and a cap for the mouth piece and end piece

    How to use:

    The patented LifeStraw is a small tube with specialized filters inside. Place one end in unfiltered water (a glass, water bottle, river, or puddle!), and suck the resulting clean water up through the top. Anyone who can use a drinking straw can easily use a LifeStraw.