When the dead rise your ability to purify water for drinking will likely dictate whether you live or die. Though water purification methods about, most require prior planning and knowledge. That’s why new findings coming out of Brazil are so encouraging.
LiveScience reports that when it comes to creating clean drinking water, the common banana may be just what we need. Researchers at São Paulo State University discovered compounds in banana peels are able to naturally bind with toxins in the water, thereby removing them.
In fact, minced banana peels performed as well or better at removing certain heavy metals than many other more traditional filtering substances.
Though the banana peel method is not yet ready to be used outside of a lab setting, with researchers going out of their way to caution against trying it at home, it is an encouraging new development that should be watched closely.