LIFESAVER® water filtration devices, the Bottle, the Jerrycan, and the Hydrocarry II, have been found by the London School of Tropical Medicine to exceed the National Sanitation Foundation’s P248 for Emergency Military Operations using Microbiological Water Purifiers which includes requirements established by the EPA in the Safe Drinking Water Act for water filtration.
Chesapeake, VA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 — Protocol P248 was derived and adapted primarily from existing publications of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NSF Intl. It describes the procedures to be used to test individual water purifiers (IWPs) designed to achieve removal or inactivation of microbiological contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and protozoan cysts and oocysts from virtually any fresh water source likely to be encountered by military personnel during exercises and deployments. Execution of this protocol for acceptance of an individual water purifier (IWP) will be administered and monitored by a Government Review Agency (GRA) designated by the Department of the Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG). For the purposes of this protocol, and with reference to their use for military personnel in emergency situations, IWPs for microbiological purification are not intended to significantly remove chemical contamination.