ERJ staff report (DS)
Leverkusen, Germany -- Lanxess is supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake tragedy in Haiti. The company has donated 200,000 USD to supply more than four million chemical water treatment tablets. The tablets are used in water purification systems and can provide about 76 million litres of clean water for at least 20,000 Haitian families.
The company's US subsidiary, Lanxess Corp., is coordinating the supply of the tablets to Deep Springs International (DSI), a US-based non-profit organisation that helps families purify their own water. The organisation uses modified, nineteen-liter buckets that are compatible with the solid chlorine tablets in order to treat contaminated water. This process is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Lanxess does not have any offices or employees stationed in the Latin American country.
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Press release from Lanxess