These Books Can Purify Contaminated Drinking Water

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Invented by a chemist, each page of a Drinkable Book can help rid water of deadly diseases.

A new filter prototype has the potential to revolutionize water purification around the world.

A new filter prototype has the potential to revolutionize water purification around the world.

Chemist Theresa Dankovich, Ph.D., invented the paper filters, and in collaboration with WATERisLIFE, hopes to distribute them to their primary sites in Ghana, Kenya, India, and Haiti.

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The paper reduces 99.9% of water's bacteria count, which Dankovich says in the promo video is comparable to U.S. tap water.

The paper reduces 99.9% of water's bacteria count, which Dankovich says in the promo video is comparable to U.S. tap water.

Microscopic silver particles that kill diseases like cholera, E. coli, and typhoid coat each page along with educational messages about water safety.

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The pages cost mere pennies to make, and each page can provide the user with up to 30 days of clean water.

The pages cost mere pennies to make, and each page can provide the user with up to 30 days of clean water.

A full book can last up to four years.

WATERisLIFE / Via youtube.com

You just tear out a filter…

You just tear out a filter...

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