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Indians turn to oxygen bars as air pollution worsens

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Customer at an Oxygen bar in New Delhi, India, December 2019
Customer at an Oxygen bar in New Delhi, India, December 2019 Murali Krishnan

Residents in India's capital New Delhi have been struggling to breathe clean air for weeks due to pollution, in part coming from farm fires in neighbouring states. What can they do?

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They are using anti-pollution masks outside and air purifiers at home to ensure that they do not breathe toxic air.

Some people are turning to a bar that is selling “pure air”.

Customers are given a nasal canula, which is a lightweight tube, used for oxygen intake.  

It offers customers several aromas to choose from that can be infused with oxygen that is odorless.

Murali Krishnan reports.

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