Britain’s Cambridge Mask Company is selling military-grade anti-air pollution masks to Nepal’s traffic police, who have to breathe one of the most polluted air in the world in their line of work.
The deal was facilitated by the UK Department of International Trade and will be exporting $7million worth of masks to other Asian countries will very high levels of pollution: India, Thailand and China.
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“Rapid urbanisation and population growth have meant that people across the world, especially in countries like Nepal, are prone to sickness resulting from toxic air,” said Christopher Dobbing of the Cambridge Mask Company. “I am pleased that our masks will now help police officers serve the Nepali public while keeping them safe from almost 100% of gas-based air pollution, harmful pathogens and particulate matter in the air.”