By  on March 3, 2016

BEIJING — As air pollution levels again reached “hazardous” and climbed to more than 15 times the recommended levels in Beijing on Thursday, people turned to face masks to protect themselves from the toxic air.

Increasingly, though, the emphasis for these masks goes beyond offering protection from the fine air pollutants that can penetrate the lungs. Chinese consumers are wearing masks that express personal style, and designers are aiming to turn a health hazard into an opportunity for a fashion trend.

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