Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 9.22.02 AMClean 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?

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http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases/diarrhoea/en/

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