based in BELGIUM
The greatest health risk from drinking water for travelers is associated with microbial contamination. Numerous infectious diseases can be transmitted by drinking contaminated water. Diarrhea is the most common symptom of waterborne infection, affecting 20–50% of all travelers or about 10 million people per year. In localities where the quality of potable water, sanitation and food hygiene practices are questionable, the numbers of parasites, bacteria and viruses in water and food can be substantial, and numerous infections can occur. In some parts of the world, tap or bottled water may not be safe, even if it is clear. All that the traveler needs is to carry our LifeFilta bottle. Just fill it with water from any roadside taps or restaurants and you have clean and safe drinking water throughout your journey. Even if you are in a rural area in a third world country, you can have clean drinking water as long as there is a source of water … any river, lake, pond or stream.