JD Central online shopping shop’s statistics have revealed that most searched products on the platform during January 7-20 during which Bangkok was blanketed with smog are “face masks” and “air purifier”, according to its statement.
The popularity of both search terms rose to 80,000 times indicating Thai citizens are more concern about their health especially residents around Bangkok Metropolitan region.
As Bangkok vanishes in smog, face masks designated to protect PM2.5 have become more popular and have been sold out in just one hour.
The best-selling face masks brands are 3M and Unicharm. While Xiaomi and Sharp represents the best-selling air purifier brands with 15-fold increase in its sales, according JD Central.
The index for searches for these products on the JD CENTRAL platform has hit more than 80,000 times for the past two weeks. Interestingly, air pollution meter become more popular during this period as well.
JD CENTRAL suggests to avoid being in an area where concentrations of airborne pollutants exceed the standard. Staying indoors or a place with clean air and avoid doing outdoor activities are the best way to protect the respiratory tract from pollution and infection. Nevertheless, if it is necessary, it is suggested to wear N95-grade face masks to prevent or lessen negative health effects.