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Sari cloth a simple sustainable protector from cholera














Bangladeshi villagers use sari cloth to filter water and help prevent disease. A study previously conducted by scientists of the University of Maryland, USA, demonstrated that the cotton cloth was able to reduce cholera incidents by 48%. Follow-up research five years later ascertained that more than 30% of the women had continued to use some form of filtration. In addition, over 25% of the women who lived in the area but were not involved in the initial study had also started to filter their water. The results appear in mBio, an online journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
 
 

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