Lifestraw Adds Lead Reduction to Filtration Products


After the Flint, Michigan water crisis, people have become more concerned about what might be lurking in their drinking water. To address the heightened awareness of lead in water, LifeStraw is introducing products with a new lead reduction technology.

Lead reduction technology will be featured in two in-line filtration products including LifeStraw Play ($39.95), a 10-ounce, BPA-free filtration bottle specifically designed for children and LifeStraw Go 2-Stage ($44.95), a 22-ounce filtration bottle. All new products are specified to meet or exceed National Sanitation Foundation (NSF-53) standards for lead reduction.

The technology will also be featured in the new four-liter Flex Gravity that is the brand’s first gravity filter with lead reduction designed for groups in the outdoors and communities affected by natural disasters. All lead filtration products feature LifeStraw’s two-stage filtration system that removes 99.999999% of bacteria and 99.999% of protozoa, while reducing chemicals and bad taste or odors.

And as of this week, the LifeStraw Flex ($34.95) is finally available for order. While similar to the popular Sawyer Mini, the Flex is a two-stage rather than single-stage filter. This means the Flex filter reduces heavy metals (lead) and reduces chemicals (including chlorine) for cleaner tasting water.  In addition, the Flex filters 99.999% of bacteria and parasites.

The Flex has five configurations that allow you to use it as a personal straw, with the included soft bottle, attached to a plastic water bottle or hydration bladder, and as part of a gravity filter.

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