Professor Wins $1 Million for Arsenic Filter
"I myself and all my brothers were drinking this water."
- Abul Hussam, professor/inventor/philanthropist
Fairfax, Virgina, USA - A professor who developed an inexpensive, easy-to-make system for filtering arsenic from well water has won a $1 million engineering prize - and he plans to use most of the money to distribute the filters to needy communities around the world.
Hussam's invention is already in use today, preventing serious health problems in residents of the professor's native Bangladesh.