Air pollution in China is as much as 40 times over the limit set by the World Health Organization. It’s so bad that last month a fire at a furniture factory went unnoticed among the already smoggy skies.
Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese entrepreneur known for publicity stunts, is promoting environmentalism by selling cans filled with air similar to Perri-Air featured in the comedy Spaceballs. Chen says clean air is collected from remote regions of China by simply scooping it up. The cans reportedly have a chip that detects negative ions in the air in order keep the compressed air from escaping.
“One only has to open the can, directly ‘drink’ it or put the nose close to the can to breath deeply,” said Chen.