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How books really can save lives

by: Garry Pierrepont (18 August 2015)

At WriteItClearly.com we think that books and reading are very important. But it would be hard to say that books save lives. Until now!

Scientists have come up with a book, the pages of which can be used to filter dirty water to make it drinkable. The pages contain minute particles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in the water and written on the pages are instructions on how the pages can be used to treat water.

Trials in South Africa, Ghana and Bangladesh have proved successful in removing 99% of bacteria the resulting water having the same contamination levels as tap water in the US, reported the BBC.

Postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Dr Teri Dankovich, developed and tested the new technology. She said: "All you need to do is tear out a paper, put it in a simple filter holder and pour water into it from rivers, streams, wells etc and out comes clean water - and dead bacteria as well."

We've always thought that books are important, but now they really can save lives!



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Comments...

Ref: 197 ! just wonder how much these so-called books cost. Are they cheap enough to be sustainable??
Romany - 09:55 18-08-2015
Ref: 193 Genius! Up there with the wind-up torch as a practical solution.
Anne - 09:46 18-08-2015

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