Sawyer filters South Africa
Providing water filtration systems. Our water filters, insect repellents, sun blocks and first aid kits offer superior protection for people in Africa.
Polluted Water Diseases
According to Wikipedia the following diseases can come from polluted water:
Amoebiasis (hand-to-mouth), Cryptosporidiosis (oral), Cyclosporiasis, Giardiasis (fecal-oral) (hand-to-mouth), Microsporidiosis
Parasitic infections (Kingdom Animalia):
Schistosomiasis (immersion), Dracunculiasis (Guinea Worm Disease), Taeniasis, Fasciolopsiasis, Hymenolepiasis (Dwarf Tapeworm Infection), Echinococcosis (Hydatid disease), Coenurosis, Ascariasis, Enterobiasis
Botulism, Campylobacteriosis, Cholera, E. coli Infection, M. marinum infection, Dysentery, Legionellosis (two distinct forms: Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever), Leptospirosis, Otitis Externa (swimmer's ear), Salmonellosis, Typhoid fever, Vibrio Illness
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis (Polio), Polyomavirus infection
See the complete article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterborne_diseases
Travellers to African countries:
According to the UN Environment Program (Unep), more than 400 million Africans now live in water-scarce countries; 300 million people still do not have reasonable access to safe drinking water and nearly 230 million people defecate in the open.
It can therefore be dangerous to drink unfiltered water in any African country.
When people travel abroad whether it is for a holiday or
for business, many will pack the usual items such as toiletries and clothing.
Some even purchase travel insurance. Most, though, never plan what they'll be
eating or drinking when they travel. Knowing what you'll be eating or drinking,
however, is probably more important than the clothes you'll be bringing along.
If you have ever gotten food poisoning, you'll know what an inconvenience it is
and how costly it can be. No one would enjoy being hospitalized in a foreign
country during their holiday or business trip.