Wednesday, February 27, 2008

better than bleach!

So, I saw THIS on the ThinkGeek email I got this morning and I laughed. A lot.

See, for those of you who don't know (or I don't call up crying about dead babies) I've been taking and Intro to Global Public Health class this semester.

We had a lecture discussing the importance of clean water and sanitation in preventing people from fucking dying, and one of the interventions they came up with (that never caught on in developing countries) is being sold on ThinkGeek in snazzy colors.

What the fuck.

Read This.

And This.

I respect the hell out of people who work in public health. It takes guts and optimism like you wouldn't believe. They're working against the hugest obstacles to stop people from dying, and you know what? They make a difference.

PS - You can purify two liters of water in a coke bottle by leaving it out in the sun for 4 hours.


Blogger STIFIN said...

Well it costs $40, aren't water purification tablets cheaper?

11:39 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Water purification tablets cost a penny per liter, the Lifestraw is $2 for a year of water.

12:12 PM  

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