SafvE's Mission is to eliminate deaths due to waterborne diseases, and to reduce deaths due to airborne diseases.
The World Health Organization estimated 1.2 billion people were affected by polluted water worldwide. In addition, 15 million children under the age of 5 died of waterborne diseases (WHO, 2002). According to Gallup's Annual Environment Survey (March 6-9, 2008), “Pollution of drinking water was the top American concern”.
Diarrhea is responsible for 1.9 million deaths each year, mostly among young children. Diarrheal diseases lead to decreased food intake and nutrient absorption, malnutrition, reduced resistance to infection, and impaired physical growth and cognitive development.
SafvE Inc. is developing several disinfecting products, one of which is DrinkSafvETM a new, innovative water disinfection technology utilizing surface-binding anti-microbial polymers to kill bacteria, viruses and pathogens on contact, while eliminating harmful disinfection byproducts.
DrinkSafvETM can be integrated into existing water treatment plants (as well as tertiary waste and storm-water treatments), deployed as a portable water disinfection solution, or as a solution for entire municipalities in developing countries.