Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
5. “The oxygen bars are the new entrants in the field to tackle pollution in major cities in India”. Elucidate.( 250 Words)
Why this question:
The article is based on the concept of oxygen bars that are being seen as a new solution to the problems of pollution in the big cities of the country.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss in detail the relevance of such new idea in controlling the menace of pollution.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate that the popularity of packaged air began around four years ago when a Canadian company launched ‘canned air’ for people in China when air pollution in many cities became alarmingly high.
Explain that the newer addition — oxygen-bar — a recreational parlour or cafe which serves ‘pure oxygen’ is becoming a more attractive destination, particularly in cities with dangerous levels of air pollution. At times, the oxygen comes in different scented flavours.
Discuss first the issue of pollution facing the major cities in the country.
Explain what needs to be done.
Conclude that It definitely calls for serious vigilance by the clinicians and policy makers to ensure the safety issues associated with recreational oxygen use, particularly flavoured oxygen in such bars, parlours and spas.