Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!

Steri Pen. Handheld UV light water purified. Will someone please buy this for me and the other 1.7 billion people without access to clean drinking water?

Seriously. We've got a cholera outbreak in Juba and a Hep E outbreak in Kitgum. I could do some wicked good with about 1000 of these and a team of trainers.

1 comment:

David Cuthbert said...

I've got one; it's a bit cumbersome to use, but it seems to work (if my not getting sick on camping trips counts as data).

Hm. What is the average size of a container used for porting water around in the places you've visited? I wonder how hard it would be to build one of these on a slightly larger scale. (Some water systems -- including the one I was on back in Pittsburgh -- use industrial sized versions of these, but that would require an crane to move around.)