Unsafe drinking water is one of the major concerns when travelling, especially in developing countries and it is estimated diarrhoeal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery, are common across the developing world – killing 4,000 children every single day.
Western travellers are not immune to the hazards of unsafe drinking water and tales of sickness and diarrhoea amongst long haul holiday makers and backpackers is very common.
To assist travellers, Yeomans Outdoor Leisure is selling a low cost water purification kit that can easily fit into any bag, suitcase or backpack which can provide clean safe drinking water for up to a year providing reassurance and protection to travellers concerned about dirty or contaminated drinking water.
The Cleanwater kits are simple and highly effective water purification kits. They are lightweight, compact for transportation and easy to assemble at the point of use, providing clean water from virtually any freshwater source within minutes. The Kit removes 99.99% of harmful bacteria and cyst causing diseases including E Coli, Cholera, Typhoid, Shigella, Klesbsiella, Cryptosporidium and Giardia. On average, the filter candle will remain effective for at least 12 months of continuous usage depending on the water quality.
The Sterasyl filter candle is impregnated with colloidal silver to prevent bacterial growth removing the need to periodically sterilise the candle and it keeps those minerals in the water that are beneficial to health.
Robert Shaw, Buying Director at Yeomans Outdoor Leisure commented, “This is an essential bit of kit for backpackers travelling abroad but it also comes into its own as a backup for walkers, rough campers and other outdoor enthusiasts who might not always be able to find clean reliable sources’ of water”.
Cleanwater filters require no external source of power to function, making them effective in all situations where fresh water needs to be purified for safe drinking.