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The San Francisco air quality is so bad that Uber drivers are selling masks out of their cars [Recode]

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 Posted 5 years ago

The city has seen some of the worst air quality in the world in the past few days.

California’s devastating wildfires are causing unhealthy air conditions for locals breathing in harmful fumes — and a good sales opportunity for some Uber drivers.

In San Francisco, which currently has the second-worst-rated air quality out of any city in the world, one driver was spotted selling N95 respirator masks for $5 apiece. That’s significantly above market rate. Right now you can buy a 10-pack of similar masks for about $13 Amazon. But considering the masks are sold out at many local stores, riders may be willing to dish out the cash for immediate access to the protective gear.

(Read the full article here: https://www.recode.net/2018/11/16/18098546/uber-san-francisco-air-quality-masks)


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     5 years ago

    Wow, this is so sad that people are trying to make a buck off of the devastating fires. I would simply ask for a donation to which I would turn around and give back to the firefighters.

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