When you consider an estimated 40% of travelers experience water sickness, 1 billion people don’t have access to healthy drinking water, and that in excess of 2 million people, as a result of some form of water pollution or water disease, will die each year, it is little wonder that developing effective, low-cost water purifier filters to supply clean drinking water is of driving importance. But quality should never be compromised, which is where NATA, the National Association of Testing Authorities, comes in.
National Association of Testing Authority (Australia), NATA, provides accreditation for laboratory and testing facilities for an extensive range of products including water quality assessment, and the performance of water purification straws, and is the largest association of accredited laboratories in the world. It is also independently evaluated by international bodies to ensure its standards are of the highest, meaning consumers can have full confidence in its water quality testing methods.
NATA are part of a global standards organisation. For Australia Government’s NATA and the National laboratory accreditation bodies in the USA. NATA accredited laboratory test results are recognized by the following bodies:
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation Website: www.a2la.org
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board Website: www.aclasscorp.com
Laboratory Accreditation Bureau Website: www.l-a-b.com
International Accreditation Service Inc. Website: www.iasonline.org
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Website: www.nise.gov/nvlap
For many developing countries, groundwater pollution, contaminants and pollution in water supplies, and lack of efficient filtration is a life-threatening issue. The effects of water pollution, the presence of bacteria such as typhoid and cholera, and parasites such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, are also major causes of concern for those travelling in developing countries. .
The SureAquaCorp products are quality test was carried out by NATA approved testing laboratories with the lab results confirming the straws to be 99.9999% effective in filtering out coliforms/faecal coliforms, e-coli, staphylococcus, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, standard plate count bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa (bacteria causing respiratory tract infections), pseudomonas diminuta, and serratia marcescents (another form of bacteria). The water quality report confirmed SureAquaCorp products are an ideal drinking water filtration straw for travel, hiking, camping and drinking water related emergency and life-threatening situations where water must be treated for bacterial and protozoa contamination.
Though there are chlorine-based water tablets on the market, they are ineffective against parasite infection and give the water a foul taste, however, the SureAquaCorp product range, manufactured to world-class quality standards, is chemical-free. Rather than using chemicals for water purification, the SureAquaStraw drinking water Straw use an ultra fine 0.2 micron membrane – over 10 times smaller than the smallest bacteria – the SureAquaBottle+ and SureAquaStraw+ drinking water devices uses an ultra fine 0.0.01 micron membrane – over 100 times smaller than the smallest bacteria and also filters viruses to provide pure filtered water.
World-wide laboratory water quality analysis is conducted using membrane filters of 0.4 to 0.45 micron particle retention before carrying out water filter testing. SureAquaStraw, using its micro-filtration membrane of 0.2 was successful in all relevant testing resulting in high drinking water quality.
Under certain conditions of chemical or viral contamination, a chorine-based disinfectant will be necessary, but used in conjunction with the SureAquaCorp product water purifier filters to remove parasitic cysts, and bacterial contamination, you can enjoy exceptional NATA approved laboratory tested, water filtration.