Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Why make WAPIs?

The WAPI, a reusable Water Pasteurization Indicator is a simple, low cost device that can be used to determine when water has reached pasteurization temperatures.

The Importance of Pasteurization

Water related diseases are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world. An estimated 1.5 billion cases of diarrhea occur each year, resulting in the death of nearly 2 million children. Worldwide, about 1.3 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, including nearly half of the population of sub-Sahara Africa.

Producing WAPIs and distributing them to families living in areas of the world where clean water is unavailable positively impacts world health.


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