This ‘Drinkable Book’ could mean disease-free water for millions

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Quenching your thirst, one page at a time.

For the 3.4 million people who die each year of waterborne illnesses, the problem isn’t simply one of filtration—many actually don’t know what’s safe to drink and what isn’t. Seeking to address both issues at once, Water is Life partnered with scientists at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia to produce a novel solution: the Drinkable Book.

Aside from being an invaluable guide to sanitation and hygiene, the book’s pages are technologically advanced filters “coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.” Each page can treat up to 30 days’ worth of water. 

Education and healthy hydration in one sleek package? Let’s hope it’s a bestseller.

Photo via TheGiftOfWater/YouTube

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'