The air is getting more dangerous to breathe all over the world air filtering mask are already in use across Asia. People in Korea, Japan, and parts of China regularly wear what are often called ‘courtesy masks’ – surgical masks are worn to prevent their germs from infecting others.
The American Lung Association estimates that 133.9 million people in the United States are exposed to unhealthy air conditions annually. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.2 million people perish every year from exposure to air pollution. A recent report from IQAir, which surveys pollution worldwide, highlighted the cities with the worst pollution.
IQAir concluded most of the air pollution comes from industry and other emissions but what is the average person supposed to do when the air around them is no longer safe to breathe? “it’s just impractical to tell people:
Don’t go outside. Don’t breathe.
Enter the salt mask filter, an accessory ripe for the market in these dystopian times.