[Anchor Lead]Interest in air quality has been on the rise due to severe smog and fine dust. Canned clean air from Jirisan Mountain is now available on the market.[Pkg]A stroll in the lush green woods of Jirisan Mountain along the crystal-clear valley waters is a mentally and physically invigorating experience. Canned air from Jirisan Mountain is now available to consumers as a commercial product. The government of Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, has joined hands with a Canadian canned air manufacturer to produce cans containing clean air from the zero-carbon Uisin Village in the county. [Soundbite] Hwang Byung-wook(CEO, Hadong Vitality Air) : "An analysis of Jirisan Mountain air using scientific technologies and digital figures revealed that it's the cleanest air in Korea."A factory will produce 1,200 cans a day to be sold at domestic pharmacies and department stores as well as on the Internet. The Hadong-gun County government is confident that canned air will be in high demand, as concerns continue to rise in Korea over air pollution and also because canned air from Canada became a huge hit in China.[Soundbite] Yoon Sang-ki(Governor of Hadong-gun County, Gyeongsangnam-do Prov.) : "We think of this as selling health. This is an opportunity to publicize the clean and nature-friendly image of Hadong-gun County."In an era when consumers buy and sell clean air to stay healthy, Hadong-gun County plans to develop canned air scented with green tea and apricots, the county's regional specialties.
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