Tuesday, April 8, 2014

China's Fresh Air Supply At Risk


A breath of fresh air: City dwellers in Zhengzhou city, Henan province, are hooked up to oxygen masks so they can breathe in some fresh air as the country's pollution hits crisis levels. Photo: Central European News China's latest fad is breath of fresh air: Oxygen stations set up across the country




By Susannah Hills

(Daily Mail) – It is one of the most polluted countries on earth.

So it may come as little surprise that the latest fad in China is literally offering its city dwellers a breath of fresh air.

The Oxygen babies market bottled oxygen across China to help people cope with dangerous levels of air pollution. The Oxygen babies have been touring the country, promoting the new products, which are currently free of charge, and were pictured in the city of Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. Photo: Central European News
Numerous fresh air stations have been set up in some of China's most polluted cities.

The stations are stocked with individual air bags which provide users with pollution-free fresh air.



And they have proved to be a big hit with one air station in Zhengzhou city in central China's Henan province which was inundated with visitors.

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Uniformed air hostesses hook up visitors to oxygen masks so they can breathe air sourced from the Laojun Mountain scenic spot in Luanchuan county, which is 80% green land, in Henan province.



There was no shortage of takers as locals flooded to enjoy the free fresh air.

User Feng Lin, 75, said: 'The air is really good, but the time is too short. I had to stop too soon but it was really great until then.'

It comes after just three of China's 74 cities met the official air quality standards, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection in China.



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The air bags are China's latest attempt to address its dangerous smog levels - described as an environmental crisis by the World Health Organisation - after canned and bottled air already hit the streets.

The air stations follow on from last week when costumed characters called Oxygen Babies were giving away air bottles filled with air collected at the Tianmu mountain scenic spot in the county of Linan in Zhejiang province



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