Water Is Life: The ‘Drinkable Book’ that Decontaminates Water

Did you know that 3.4 million people die each year because of a water-related disease? Science has shown us that without water, there can’t be life. Despite this, so much of the water on our planet is contaminated without people knowing it. To combat this, scientists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia have developed The Drinkable Book, a book that acts as both a water filter and guide to proper sanitation.

The book is printed on an advanced filter paper specifically engineered to kill waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli. Each of the pages is coated with silver nano-particles that can actively fight these diseases and reduce bacteria by over 99.99%! Best of all, the books only cost pennies to make and each filter is capable of sustaining a human being with up to 30 days of clean water – this means each book could provide up to four years’ worth of clean water for one person! “This filter paper will revolutionize water purification,” said the manufacturer TheGiftOfWater.

Learn more about The Drinkable Book in the video below:

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Daniel Zeevi

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