Hay fever sufferers in Japan (where the problem is widespread) now have a new option when they’re in the market for a new home: Air showers in the condo:
The Riche Tamagawa Riverside complex located in Tokyo’s Ota-ku has an air-shower unit, measuring some 2 meters tall and 90 centimeters wide, near its entrance.
Air is pumped from 12 nozzles for about 20 seconds to remove pollen and dust attached to residents and their clothes.
…The person who came up with the idea to place the air-shower in the building suffers from hay fever. The company is now considering the possibility of developing another housing complex equipped with the air-shower system.
We’ve heard of air purifiers, but this is quite different (and even less supported by evidence). Bottom line, though: the units are selling.
And this should pave the way for the invention of sonic showers, still believed to be several hundred years away…