Life-Straw may turn out to be the greatest life-saving invention since anti-biotic was discovered. The invention of a portable “straw” that can filter dirty water, making it potable, is a shining event amid all the miseries that occurred in the year 2005.
This “straw” will cost the consumer about $3 and can be used for a year. This low price is important since more than one billion of the world’s population, mainly the poor, are without access to safe water. About half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne diseases, of which over 6 000, mainly children, die daily.
In fact, even at this price it is still not affordable for some, and a form of philanthropy may be needed to supply them with this life saving "gadget".