Our astrea project team’s goal with this campaign was to create a product for families that would offer the most effective and portable solution to lead contamination showing up inside homes, schools and throughout the community.
SEATTLE March 22, 2018
Today, on World Water Day, clean water innovator HaloSource, Inc. (“HaloSource” or the “Company”) launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund pre-orders of its new astrea™ bottle in the US. This bottle is expected to be the world’s most effective daily-use filtering water bottle, tested to remove lead and other heavy metals to the most rigorous National Sanitation Foundation standard - NSF 53. HaloSource intends to help consumers filter the uncertainty out of their water by delivering a portable solution that allows Americans to drink “Water Without Questions.”
A recent investigation by USA Today identified 2,000 water systems spanning all 50 states where testing has shown unsafe levels of lead in drinking water over the past four years. In addition, a growing number of schools across the US are also reporting unsafe levels of lead in water, a major issue considering research studies show exposure to lead and heavy metals particularly impacts children’s brain development and cognitive function. Consumers are invited to pledge their support to “Kick the Lead Out!” on the Indiegogo campaign page that opened today and is expected to remain open for the next 30 days. In addition to supporting clean water here in the US, a portion of all funds raised during the astrea™bottle campaign will be donated to water.org to support the charity’s efforts to provide better access to clean water globally.
“Over the last 20 years, HaloSource’s business focus has been international, working with consumer products companies to bring clean water solutions to developing countries; but with the events of Flint, Michigan putting the spotlight on lead and lead now showing up in our nation’s schools, we recognized just how significant this issue is right here at home,” said James Thompson, CEO of HaloSource. “Our astrea project team’s goal with this campaign was to create a product for families that would offer the most effective and portable solution to lead contamination showing up inside homes, schools and throughout the community.”
The astrea team leveraged HaloSource’s proprietary technology and assembled a team of world-class scientists, product designers and engineers to design the new astrea™ bottle and filter. In addition to removing lead and other heavy metals to the NSF 53 standard, the bottle will also ensure your water tastes great. Other innovative features of the stainless steel, insulated bottle include a fill-through lid which makes refilling easy and a locking straw for anti-spill security.
Be one of the first to own the new astrea™ bottle and help ‘Kick the Lead Out” now at https://igg.me/at/astrea
James Thompson, Chief Executive Officer (425) 419-2258
Craig Crowell, Chief Financial Officer (425) 419-2248
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Hannah Olson (206) 838-9211
HaloSource, Inc. innovates and integrates technologies to deliver clean drinking water solutions to partners with trusted brands around the world. The Company works with scientists and industry experts across the globe in search of new ways to improve drinking water quality and has been awarded more than 30 patents for its ground-breaking chemistries, which provide safe drinking water for millions of consumers globally. The Company's class-leading HaloPure® Drinking Water technology has the highest global certifications, including registration with the US EPA.
Founded in Seattle, Washington, HaloSource has grown to become an influential leader in drinking water purification. HaloSource is headquartered in the US with operations in China and India. Learn more about the Company's research and development and future novel technologies by visiting http://www.halosource.com and http://www.astreawater.com.
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