An adult body is made up of at least 60% water and every single cell needs it to function. We need it to digest food, expel waste and pretty much everything in between.
Poverty charity The Water Project drew our attention to the fact that 1 in 5 worldwide deaths of children under the age of 5 are a result of a water-related disease. Water Aid UK also work hard to combat the global water crisis and argue that over 750m people across the globe do not have access to safe water.
Enter Dr. Theresa Dankovich of McGill University in Canada and her revolutionary ‘drinkable book’. She has developed an anti-microbial filter paper capable of reducing the bacteria in water by more than 99.9%.
To use the book, you simply need to tear off a page/filter, slide it into the custom filter box, pour contaminated water through it and what comes out is water that is safe to drink.
The incredible pAge Drinking Paper can decontaminate water from a variety of sources and is widely considered to be as reliable as other leading purification methods. And she didn’t stop there: after food-safe ink was added, the paper was fashioned into an educational book about the perils of contaminated water. Thus, the ‘drinkable book’ was born. They cost literally pennies to produce and can provide clean drinking water for up to a month.
Educating and saving lives in one fell swoop, hats off to you Dr. Theresa Dankovich.