China pollution: Canadian company Vitality Air sells out of bottled fresh mountain air as smog levels worsen
As China’s pollution problems continue, a Canadian company has cashed in on the crisis by selling bottles of fresh mountain air to people for up to $28 (£18.50) each.
Beijing was issued its first ever red alert in December over its hazardous pollution levels, causing the capital to shut down schools and construction for a period of time, while attempting to take a percentage of the city’s cars off the road and telling people to stay indoors.
Since then Shanghai has seen its own smog problem hit its highest level since January, with schools being prompted to ban outdoor activities and factory work curbed on Tuesday.
But sales of Vitality Air – bottles fresh mountain air from Banff and Lake Louise, Canada – have soared in China. A single bottle of the company’s “premium oxygen” costs $27.99 ($18.50) while a bottle of its Banff air costs up to $23.99 ($15.85).
soon it will happen in our Indian cities if we dont control the level of pollution
Not soon..its already happening. Look at the number of patients doctors have with upper respiratory disorders. And there is no way we can control the pollution. Its going to be a tough future for our kids.
Electric cars, cycles should be the only vehicles on road
Compared to delhi, mumbai is much larger but pollution is low as all the transport buses are CNG, metro runs on electric. Uber vehicles are all on CNG.
Very few people opt to drive own cars. People want to use public transport.
Price of progress has been priceless! I never dreamt that in my lifetime I shall see bottled air being sold. We are headed towards Mars in more than one ways.
India is in a far worse condition than China and should act fast and strict.
very bad situation of pollution
Punit Agrawal Agrawal
Indians will have to follow….
I fear India is headed on the same path over time…
I do not want development at such a high price!
Eco friendly development pls!
have seen in one of the animated movie but never thought to see so soon in real world.India sure need’s to something or it will be worst than China.
one men’s helplessness is another men’s opportunity. This is the world of modern days humanity.
This is the final thing all living species will want on earth