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Living in the developed world, rarely do we consider that not everyone can just drink from the tap when they’re thirsty. In several┬ácountries, the less than fortunate are left with few options for water, many of them dangerous. A team of brilliant minds from Carnegie Melon and the University of Virginia developed ‘The Drinkable Book’, a booklet of advanced filtration paper capable of killing 99% of bacteria. This includes deadly waterborne diseases like E.coli, cholera, typhoid and a multitude of parasites.

The paper itself is incredibly inexpensive to produce, costing pennies for each sheet capable of filtering 100 liters of water for those in need. The book itself is filled with 50 sheets, all printed with messages to educate about the dangers of drinking tainted water.

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