Navigation Links
Water-purification plant the size of a fast-food ketchup packet saves lives
Date:9/8/2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 8, 2013 An ambitious partnership among more than 100 organizations and governments led by Procter & Gamble's (P&G's) nonprofit program, Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW), has helped provide more than 6 billion quarts of clean drinking water to families in developing countries, saving an estimated 32,000 lives. And they're just getting started.

CSDW Manager Allison Tummon Kamphuis, R.N., M.B.A., today described the organization's latest accomplishments and future goals at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society. The meeting, which features almost 7,000 presentations on new discoveries in chemistry and other topics, continues here through Thursday.

Tummon Kamphuis explained that diarrhea from contaminated drinking water is second only to pneumonia as a cause of childhood deaths worldwide. More than 2,000 children die every day as a result of diarrheal illnesses. To reduce that toll, P&G in 2012 pledged to deliver 2 billion quarts of clean water every year to developing countries by 2020, which would save one life every hour. An ambitious goal for a young program started in 2004, but CSDW is well on its way to achieving it by wide distribution of water-purification sachets the size of a fast-food ketchup packet.

"The real key to us achieving numbers like that and providing that much water and having the estimated health impact that we report is really partnership," said Tummon Kamphuis.

CSDW reached a milestone in May, when the packets, called the P&G Purifier of Water, produced their 6 billionth quart of sparkling clean water.

The foundation of CSDW's work dates back to the mid-1990s, when P&G partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find a simple, ine
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
317-262-5907 (Indianapolis Press Center, Sept. 6-11)
202-872-6042

Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
317-262-5907 (Indianapolis Press Center, Sept. 6-11)
202-872-6293

American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. The future of plant science - a technology perspective
2. The future of plant science a technology perspective
3. Bone marrow transplant arrests symptoms in model of Rett syndrome
4. American Society of Plant Biologists honors early career women scientists
5. Not just for the birds: Man-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too
6. Plant DNA speaks English, identifies new species
7. Human noise has ripple effects on plants
8. New databases harvest a rich bounty of information on crop plant metabolism
9. Plant research reveals new role for gene silencing protein
10. Plants mimic scent of pollinating beetles
11. Stomata development in plants unraveled -- a valuable discovery for environmental research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/21/2015)... , July 21, 2015 Passwords have ... seen in the recent U.S. Office of Personnel ... to the infosec conundrum, but developers and end-users ... To address this dilemma, Biometrics-as-a-Service provider HYPR Corp. ... Tokenization SDK for third party integration. ...
(Date:7/13/2015)... 13, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... 62/188684 for BEHAVIORAL-DIRECTED AUTHENTIATION METHOD AND ... and secure method to make payments.  With this ... introduced with its groundbreaking voice-direct payment patent application, ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... PLEASANTON, Calif. , July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... tools, today announcing its acquisition of Avid Nano. ... dynamic light scattering (DLS) systems.    ... world,s smallest, fastest and easiest to use protein ... system that measures a protein,s hydrodynamic size, size ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 2HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 3HYPR Corp. Launches Industry First Biometric Tokenization Platform 4NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 3NXT-ID Patents Behavior-Directed Payments 4Unchained Labs just can't get enough, acquires Avid Nano, rocks out the new pUNk! 2
... is regulated in the brain by the hunger-signaling hormone ... potential target for the pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels. ... MD, professor in the University of Cincinnati (UC) endocrinology ... 2010, in Nature Neuroscience . "We ...
... advances in biotechnology, scientists are better able to see inside ... its genetic material. However, what happens outside of the nucleus ... the National Institutes of Health are closer to understanding how ... looked at mouse immune cells and examined the types, amount, ...
... products, energy sources, oils, paints, and more from biomass as ... can be obtained. Aware of this, engineer Mara Gonzlez looked ... the most suitable processing techniques and technologies for refining them. ... natural resources and thus substitute them for fossil fuels in ...
Cached Biology News:'Remote control' for cholesterol regulation discovered in brain 2Study of microRNA helps NIH scientists unlock secrets of immune cells 2Ph.D. thesis opens doors to obtaining chemical products and materials using biomass as raw material 2Ph.D. thesis opens doors to obtaining chemical products and materials using biomass as raw material 3
(Date:7/27/2015)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , July 27, ... provider of health care services and one of ... today announced that its parent company and sole ... agreement with Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ("MPT") (NYSE: ... for $900 million in cash.  The transaction is expected to ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... UK (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2015 , ... Production ... growth over the past few years in the EU. For instance, it surpassed the ... the EUR 92 million mark in 2010. Germany is a major producer, while Italy ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ATLANTA , July 27, 2015 Research ... Lab Expo will expand on the studies that led ... only rapid diagnostic for this disease to receive approval ... prove vital to breaking Ebola,s grip on ... within minutes, and enabling healthcare workers to isolate and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015 The ... announced the winners of its annual Klerman and ... by scientists who have been supported by NARSAD ... scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological and ... of concept for the early detection, treatment, prevention ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 2Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 3Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 4Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 5High Tenacity Filament Yarn of Viscose Rayon Consumption to Grow Swiftly in the EU, Forecasts BAC Reports in New Study Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 2Rapid Ebola Test Could Play Key Role in Efforts to End Lingering Outbreak 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 2Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 3Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 4Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 5Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Winners of Klerman-Freedman Prizes for Exceptional Research 6
... 23 Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ... Schering-Plough,s human vaccine business unit, and the World ... influenza vaccine manufacturing technology to developing countries.Fred Hassan, ... strong commitment to innovation and to providing access ...
... FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 23 WaferGen Biosystems,Inc. ... of state-of-the-art gene,expression, genotyping, cell biology and ... validation results of the company,s SmartChip Real-Time ... Institute,s 16th,International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference. The ...
... PARK, Ill., Feb. 23 In 2008, Abbott,s,( ... set new company records both,in terms of number of ... Nearly three out of every four Abbott,employees (74 ... 65 percent in 2007. Abbott employees contributed more ...
Cached Biology Technology:Schering-Plough Announces Collaboration With World Health Organization to Provide Access to Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Technology to Developing Countries 2Schering-Plough Announces Collaboration With World Health Organization to Provide Access to Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Technology to Developing Countries 3Data on WaferGen's SmartChip Real-Time PCR System(TM) to be Presented at 16th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 2Data on WaferGen's SmartChip Real-Time PCR System(TM) to be Presented at 16th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference 3Abbott Employee Giving Sets New Records for Employee Participation and Total Donations 2Abbott Employee Giving Sets New Records for Employee Participation and Total Donations 3
...
The BD CBA Human Apoptosis Kit can be used to quantitatively measure,cleaved PARP, Bcl-2, and active Caspase-3 protein levels in a single sample. The,Kit performance has been optimized for analysis o...
BD Primaria 35 mm Cell Culture Dish with Easy-Grip design, surface-modified polystyrene for enhanced cell culture. (20/sp, 200/ca) Packaging: 20 / sleeve, 500 / case ...
... Activation of ICE-family proteases/caspases initiates apoptosis in ... Apoptosis Detection Kit provides a simple and ... by flow cytometry in intact cells. ... two aspartate residues linked to rhodamine 110 ...
Biology Products: