Sunday, July 14, 2013

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Use Filtered Water: Bottled Water Doesn't Make the Grade

In 2011 the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a bottled water scorecard. The highest grade they gave was an A and only type of water to get the highest grade is filtered water. Bottled water did not get a high grade. Click here to see dangers of bottled water and how your bottled water measures up.

Although the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter was intended to aid in disease control for developing countries, the LifeStraw is so inexpensive, compact, and useful we highly recommend every family have one in case of emergencies, or when hiking or camping.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is the most advanced, compact, ultralight personal water filter available. LifeStraw contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries, and no moving parts to break or wear out. LifeStraw is perfect for the ultralight backpacker, traveler, boy scout, hunter, and especially for emergency preparedness. But it fits easily in a diaper bag too.

How does your bottled water brand stack up? Here’s a look at the 10 top-selling* U.S. brands:

1. Pure Life Purified Water (Nestle), EWG grade = B
2. Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = C
3. Aquafina Purified Drinking Water (Pepsi), EWG grade = D
4. Dasani Purified Water (Coca-Cola), EWG grade = D
5. Deer Park Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
6. Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
7. Ozarka Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
8. Poland Spring Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
9. Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water (Nestle), EWG grade = D
10. Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water (CG Roxane), EWG grade = F

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