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International Standards


World Health Organization (WHO)

LifeStraw® Community meets the criteria of the “Highly Protective” category for microbiological performance specifications as defined in WHO’s 2011 ‘Evaluating Household Water Treatment Options: Health-based targets and microbiological performance options.' 



United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

Complies with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1987 Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers.

Malaria Research

IR Mapper is a tool that helps inform vector control strategies by mapping insecticide resistance in mosquitoes that transmit malaria, Zika, Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases. This helps inform vector control strategies.


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For consumer purchases, visit LifeStraw® to find a local retailer. For each consumer purchase, one school child in Africa will receive clean water for an entire school year. For large quantities purchased for public health settings, contact us


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