Water-to-Go Launches in India
We are thrilled to inform you that Water-to-Go bottles are now available in India. The Indian website has been inaugurated and is all set for orders. Please visit www.watertogo.in
One of the tough challenges confronting India at the moment is the inadequacy of safe drinking water, with a heavy encumbrance of water-borne illnesses cutting across all age groups nationwide.
Unavailability of quality drinking water is a major public health issue for India. Approximately 37.7 million Indians are infected with a water-borne illness each year, and despondently, this includes 1.5 million children dying of diarrhea alone in the nation. With 73 million working days wasted annually as a result of water-borne illness, the whole economic burden has been estimated to be around $600 million a year. The true burden of water-borne related hospitalizations and mortality rate is difficult to evaluate due to inaccurate reporting.
With Article 47 of the constitution of India bestowing the duty of providing clean drinking water and enhancing public health standards on the State, the setting up of clean drinking water has been given priority. Various arrangements have been put in place by the Government to upsurge the access to clean drinking water; however meagerness of harmless and nontoxic drinking water continues to be a major health and economic problem in the country.
The availability of water is on the low ebb due to the persistent escalation of the population of the country. It is projected that by 2020, India will become a water-frazzled nation. This situation is worsened by the heavy dependence of 85% or more of the population on groundwater which is the foremost supply of water in the country.
However, a recent evaluation by WaterAid has showed that a distressing 80% of India’s surface water is unhygienic:
“The report, based on latest data from the ministry of urban development (2013), census 2011 and Central Pollution Control Board, estimates that 75-80% of water pollution by volume is from domestic sewerage, while untreated sewerage flowing into water bodies including rivers have almost doubled in recent years. This in turn is leading to increasing burden of vector borne diseases, cholera, dysentery, jaundice and diarrhea.” Source: The Times of India.
In view of the foregoing, Water-to-Go filter bottles are designed to proffer an effectual, convenient and cost effective solution. Using three different technologies in the filter, Water-to-Go terminates well in excess of 99.9% off all microbiological contaminants + more in water.
Water-to-Go filters have had vast testing in Europe, US and India. They’ve been verified on a range of different contaminants including:
Metals & Chemicals
- Chlorine, Fluoride
- Chromium, Mercury, Nickel, Copper, Iron
- Lead, Gold, Silver
- Volatile Organic Compounds including Formaldehyde*
* In certain areas of the world natural Arsenic occurs, WtG filters cannot filter Arsenic to 99.9%.
- Hepatitis A
- Tota Virus
- Coliform, E.Coli, Cholera, Typhus
- Dysentery, Botulism, Polio, Virus Botulism
- Vibrio Disease, Campylobacteriosis
- Leptospirosis – Weil’s Disease
- Legionella (Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac Fever)
- Giardia lamblia
Parasites and waterborne pathogens
This list is abridged but includes some of the most recognizable and common problems.
- Fasciolopsiasis Taeniasis – Tapeworm
- Echinococcosis Ascariasis
- Coenorosis Schistosomiasis
- Cryptosporidium Tryonosoma (Sleeping Sickness)
- Threadworm Guinea Worm
- Hookworm Roundworm
- Pinworm Onchiocerca
- Fasciola Hepatica/Liver fluke
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