Clean drinking water continues to be a major issue in many parts of the world. Diarrhea caused by contaminated water kills about 2.2 million people annually worldwide. I stumbled across the most amazing invention – the Drinkable Book, created by Dr. Theresa Dankovich, is a project that will have great impact in the developing world.
Important highlights about the book:
- Costs only cents to make
- Each filter can sustain a person for 30 days
- Each book contains enough filters to sustain a person for 4 years
- Bacteria count reduced by 99%, making previously contaminated water of equivalent quality to U.S. tap water
- Filters and kills waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.
Pretty cool hey?