Our customers in the travel / leisure, humanitarian and disaster response communities, and the military can take heart that the test was conducted using live e-coli and polio organisms and exceeded the required benchmarks
Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Protocol P248 was derived and adapted primarily from existing publications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NSF Intl. It describes the procedures to be used to test individual water purifiers (IWPs) designed to achieve removal or inactivation of microbiological contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and protozoan cysts and oocysts from virtually any fresh water source likely to be encountered by military personnel during exercises and deployments. Execution of this protocol for acceptance of an individual water purifier (IWP) will be administered and monitored by a Government Review Agency (GRA) designated by the Department of the Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). For the purposes of this protocol, and with reference to their use for military personnel in emergency situations, IWPs for microbiological purification are not intended to significantly remove chemical contamination.
“This evaluation is a milestone for LIFESAVER USA. It proves the capability of the LIFESAVER solution using the most stringent standard available. For people who want confidence that there water filter is the best in the industry you can look to the London School of Tropical Medicine for the proof. Other solutions may cost less than ours but this is a real case of you get what you pay for,” commented Wayne Zinn, LIFESAVER USA Chairman and CEO. “Our customers in the travel / leisure, humanitarian and disaster response communities, and the military can take heart that the test was conducted using live e-coli and polio organisms and exceeded the required benchmarks,” continued Zinn.
The London School of Tropical Medicine noted in the conclusions of their evaluation that “the Lifesaver units removed all bacteria and viruses from a contaminated water source in excess of legal requirements and as such, complies with the National Sanitation Foundation’s NSF P231 & NSF P248 protocols as well as all British, US and European Drinking Water Regulations for Microbiological Reduction.”
Lifesaver intends to apply to the National Sanitation Foundation in Ann Arbor, Michigan for evaluation of it's latest product the Hydrocarry II. The Hydrocarry II is aimed at providing clean drinking water through filtration to the military environment which will reduce the need to carry the excessive weight of bottled water and substantially reduce pack weights.
LIFESAVER USA is a social business that provides lifesaving products and services which aid in the sustainment of the people and the environment of our planet.
LIFESAVER USA is the exclusive distributor for LIFESAVER products in the U.S. and other countries. We serve 3 main markets, Humanitarian, Leisure Travel, and Military. Our products have shipped to all corners of the world. Our customers and users range from canoeists paddling up the Amazon, Haitian families recovering from the ravages of the 2010 earthquake, soldiers scavenging water in war zones, and disaster victims everywhere. Around the world LIFESAVER products are helping hundreds of people produce safe and sterile drinking water.
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