In India, the number of people who are dying of diarrhea has nearly doubled in the past three years.
In June, India’s National Family Health Survey (NFHS) found that there were 2.2 million cases of diarrhea across the country.
The total number of deaths is estimated at 1.8 million.
In the wake of the pandemic, Cintron has been working to provide a water filter that can eliminate coliforms and other bacteria.
It has been testing the filters on an experimental basis in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (IIMS).
It has received a license from the National Green Tribunal to sell the filters to hospitals and government clinics.
The filters are made of carbon-dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen.
Cintro has also launched a series of water filters for farmers to save money and reduce waste.
These are designed to help reduce the risk of diarrhoea by replacing household waste with purified water.
Read full story The Times of Indian, in a news article, reports on the water filter’s use in India.
In August, NIAID Director Dr Amit Kumar said that Cintramen’s water filter would help reduce coliform infections by more than 70 per cent, and help control CO2 emissions in the air.
C.V. Srivastava, a senior scientist at NIA ID, said the water filters would help in controlling CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
“It is a simple way of helping farmers reduce CO2 in the soil and reduce water usage,” he said.
Dr Srivashankar Reddy, the director of NIA’s Indian Institute for Microbiology (IIM) and co-founder of Cintros lab, said that water filtration is a common method in India, where nearly 60 per cent of the population lives in urban areas.
“The most common way of filtrating water is through the use of a sponge, but in India we also use a filter with a carbon filter,” Dr Reddy said.
“This is not an everyday practice but it is the way we are using our water.”
Dr Reddy also pointed out that a C. V. Sravastava-led water filter was tested in India in 2016, and found to have the same efficacy as the one sold by Cintrol.
“We also have been testing our filters in the US and Europe,” Dr Srivadava said.
Dr Redding said that while CO2 is a pollutant, in India the focus is on reducing it.
He said that in order to save water, farmers use anaerobic digesters, which capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and remove it from the soil through evaporation.
While many in the Indian community feel that water filters will save them money and help the country to become clean, Dr Reddys assessment is that the filter will actually increase CO2 production and increase the risk for diarrhoeas.
What is coliform?
In a coliform outbreak in India this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) called coliform bacteria the biggest health threat to public health.
The WHO estimates that between 500,000 and 1.5 million cases and nearly 5.5m deaths have been linked to the bacteria.
According to the World Food Programme, India accounts for nearly half of the world’s coliform cases.
India has the second-highest rate of coliform infection in the world, behind only China, and the country is the world leader in coliform outbreaks.
Read more: India is a colostomy country for women and menThe Times Of India, in its news article , reports on Cintra’s new coliform filter, which it has developed with Indian water company NITI Aayog.
This new colostomiser uses CO2 as the fuel.
The new filter, manufactured by C. Venkatachalam Reddy in Chennai, is available for sale through the company’s online store.
The C. S. Vodhani-led team, headed by Cinakkal, will be using the filter in collaboration to further research the effectiveness of the filter.
Cinakks team has been in the process of developing a water filter for the past five years.
Its main objective was to find a way to reduce CO 2 emissions in water supply.
The company’s chief scientific officer, Srinivas Venkatakal, said this filter has been tested in the United States and Europe.
However, the team is now focusing on making the filter commercially available.
The filter, currently being tested in South Africa, is being used in the company in India and is expected to be available in the country in the coming months. Water