These Books Can Purify Contaminated Drinking Water
In developing countries millions of people die every year from contaminated water. Scientists at 2 US universities, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, have developed the first book of it’s kind to attempt to eradicate these numbers, the Drinkable Book for the Water is Life campaign.
This book not only teaches the recipients the important ground rules regarding hygiene and sanitation, for eg. “See a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms of drinking unsafe water…”, printed in both English and the relevant local language of each country, but the book also comes in a water filter box.
Each page of the book are actually 2 separate water filters, which provides 60 days of safe drinking water. Simply slide a page into the filter slot and pour the water through it to purify the water.
The Drinkable Book can help reduce the bacteria in contaminated water by more than 99.9%, making it safe drinking water for millions of people in the developing world.
How very cool!
source: Article excerpts from original by Niki King from carvecases.com