Delhi bar offers 15 minutes of clean oxygen hits to people in & # 39; the world's most polluted city

Delhi bar offers 15 minutes of clean oxygen hits to people in & # 39; the world's most polluted city

  • Oxy Pure charges around £ 3 for hits of pure oxygen that last 15 minutes
  • Ayavir Kumar, owner of the bar, says he serves around 40 people a day
  • Kumar also sells oxygen in bottles that people can use anywhere in the city
  • Delhi is consistently ranked as the most polluted city on earth
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Delhi has opened its first oxygen bar with 15 minutes of clean air for people living in the most polluted city in the world.

Oxy Pure sells 80 to 90 percent pure oxygen for 300 rupees (around £ 3) per session, in various flavors including lemongrass, lavender, cherry and eucalyptus.

Located in a trendy shopping center in the south of the city, the bar fits customers with a nose tube and then bubbles the oxygen through scented oils and into their lungs.

Oxy Pure even offers a & # 39; special pollution & # 39 ;, which gives customers four sessions for the price of three.

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Oxy Pure, an oxygen bar that is open in Delhi, India, sells fresh air hits for around 15 minutes for around £ 3

Oxy Pure, an oxygen bar that is open in Delhi, India, sells fresh air hits for around 15 minutes for around £ 3

The owners of the bar say that they serve around 40 people a day and sell oxygen in bottles, so that people everywhere can get a breath of fresh air

The owners of the bar say that they serve around 40 people a day and sell oxygen in bottles, so that people everywhere can get a breath of fresh air

The owners of the bar say that they serve around 40 people a day and sell oxygen in bottles, so that people everywhere can get a breath of fresh air

Ayavir Kumar, 26, who opened the bar in May, says he serves between 30 and 40 customers a day, and sells bottled oxygen to more people so they can get fresh air anywhere in the city.

Delhi is consistently ranked among the world's most polluted cities, and last week was ranked as the worst in the world by predictor Skymet.

Authorities announced a public health emergency earlier in the month after concentrations of PM2.5 particles, the most dangerous type of air pollution, exceeded 999 micrograms.

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The World Health Organization sets a safe limit of PM2.5s at 25 micrograms.

Schools in the Indian capital are also forced to close twice this month for fear that high pollution could cause brain damage in children.

Customers are equipped with nasal tubes that pump oxygen into their lungs in various scents, including lemongrass, eucalyptus and cinnamon

Customers are equipped with nasal tubes that pump oxygen into their lungs in various scents, including lemongrass, eucalyptus and cinnamon

Customers are equipped with nasal tubes that pump oxygen into their lungs in various scents, including lemongrass, eucalyptus and cinnamon

Civil servants have also tried to limit the amount of pollution by forbidding people to drive through the city alternately.

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Speak to the Straits Times Regarding the crisis, Mr. Kumar said: & # 39; It's embarrassing. Our governments have not been able to provide even clean air for people to breathe. & # 39;

Although oxygen bars have been a trendy commodity in developed countries for a while, they are largely used as a spa treatment or to promote sports recovery.

Doctors have previously warned of all the supposed health benefits of breathing pure oxygen, suggesting that the claims are not supported by science.

Delhi is consistently ranked as & # 39; the world's most polluted city and schools are closed twice this month amid fear that the air causes brain damage in children

Delhi is consistently ranked as & # 39; the world's most polluted city and schools are closed twice this month amid fear that the air causes brain damage in children

Delhi is consistently ranked as & # 39; the world's most polluted city and schools are closed twice this month amid fear that the air causes brain damage in children

Delhi officials were forced to report a public health emergency this month as air quality plummeted and people were not allowed to drive every other day.
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Delhi officials were forced to report a public health emergency this month as air quality plummeted and people were not allowed to drive every other day.

Delhi officials were forced to report a public health emergency this month as air quality plummeted and people were not allowed to drive every other day.

But those who used Oxy Pure in Delhi said they could only breathe clean air even if it made little difference to their overall health.

Lisa Dwivedi, a Ukrainian who lives in the city, told it New York Times that she came to the bar because she had had enough of itchy eyes, a runny nose, and a swollen throat.

& # 39; I don't know if it's psychological, but it makes me feel good to know that I'm inhaling pure oxygen, even if it was only 15 minutes, "she said.

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