LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Recommended for States with Higher Arsenic Levels in Drinking Water

The Southwest, upper Midwest and northern New England are areas where the arsenic levels in drinking water are higher than average in private wells. Water4Patriots suggests that people stock up on personal water filters or learn how to purify water of contaminants.

According to The New York Times, arsenic is showing up in water drawn from private wells in the United States, especially in the Southwest, the upper Midwest and northern New England.

Resulting mostly from geological contamination of ground water, the arsenic levels in those areas have proven to be much higher than the 10 parts-per-billion safety standard for drinking water established by the Environmental Protection Agency. Studies connect high levels of arsenic in drinking water with heart disease.

Water4Patriots officials including 4Patriots Partner Allen Baler claim that it becomes increasingly important to have a way to purify water from contaminants as less clean drinking water is available. The LifeStraw personal water filter accomplishes just that.

It’s the world’s most advanced water filter, removing 99.999 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, and providing the user with crystal-clear, life-giving water when no clean drinking water is available.

LifeStraw Is Lightweight and Needs No Batteries

This compact device, which can be carried anywhere, weighs only two ounces. It contains no chemicals and no moving parts, and requires no electricity or batteries.

In just one month after being made available to the public this spring, sales of the LifeStraw reached 13,259. Together, those LifeStraws have the potential of turning 3.5 million gallons of contaminated water into pure drinking water.

Pores within tubes inside the straw allow water to pass but prevent contaminants larger than 0.2 microns from flowing through. The LifeStraw filters up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine or other chemicals.

First introduced in 2005, the LifeStraw was field tested by approximately 4.5 million people and used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief. Now available in the U.S., it has met EPA standards for water filtration and was a Time magazine invention of the year winner.


“In addition to providing clean drinking water no matter where one is, the LifeStraw gives peace of mind,” Baler said. “When a crisis occurs, people will have clean drinking water, even if all the surrounding water is contaminated. With the LifeStraw, people can be prepared no matter what happens.”

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