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18 August 2010

New tea-bag-sized water filter

A tea bag-sized filter that cleans highly polluted water and costs about three cents a litre to use could be available to the public in approximately six weeks.

A tea bag-sized filter that cleans highly polluted water and costs about three cents a litre to use could be available to the public in approximately six weeks, the University of Stellenbosch said.

"The lack of availability of adequate, safe and affordable water supplies impacts severely on vulnerable groups such as the poor, the elderly, HIV/Aids patients and children," he said.

 
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