Demand for face masks and air purifiers shoot up in Beijing as air quality worsens

“I HAVEN’T seen the smog stay so long like this for years,” a 40-year-old woman who only gave her last name, Zhou, said after buying two air purifiers for more than US$2,000 each in downtown Beijing.

“This seems to be the only solution for us. You used to just open the windows to get fresh air at home, but now you can’t do that since it’s even dirtier outside,” she told Bloomberg News.

Everywhere in Beijing, suppliers of face masks and air purifiers are rushing to meet the unprecedented demand because of the Chinese capital’s worsening air quality.

Financial Times said yesterday that this was a “silver lining” for some in the environmental crisis – which I suppose would be true for us too, were we located in Beijing – though, we’re not sure if it’s such a good idea to be there right now…

PS US$2,000 is kind of a crazy price to be paying for an air purifier…  check out our current Facebook promotion to get 20 per cent off our air-cleaning products!

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