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A new "tea bag" uses nano-fibers to suck contaminants and
bacteria out of water, providing a desperately-needed, cheap solution
for the billions of people without clean drinking water.
To use the device, a person simply has to place the bag in the neck
of a water bottle, and the bag cleans the water as he or she drinks.
A single bag can filter up to a liter of even the most heavily polluted
water. The bags are thrown away once used.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
WOW!!! Just think of how this could have helped disaster
areas like Katrina, or Haiti or even Pakistan.
it could even be used by military in rugged terrain.
Originally posted by Solar.Absolution
Wow S&F OP! , I wonder if this hits the consumer market if it's going to be like a "britta" equivalent or more or less expensive? Either way a must for any bug out bag.
Originally posted by The Sword
It can't remove fluoride so it's pretty useless to me.
Originally posted by jellyman1991
It seems it will help third world countries, but what you have to consider is what if they decide to overprice the filter?
Originally posted by Silk
I think the biggest potential risk here is cost. If these are too expensive then people will be tempted to try to use tham more than once - and therefore make them useless.