Ozone Layer

Ozone Layer
What is it?
- Natural resource, once it is gone it
can't be replaced
- Absorbs harmful UV radiation
- 99%
- Located in the stratosphere
- The thickness varies seasonally and
geographically
Depletion
Cause
- Strong chemicals that can't be broken down and reach the ozone layer
- CFC's (cholorflorocarborns) cause 80% of
depletion.
- Refrigerants and aerosols
- Natural sources only account for 16%
- Volcanoes
Effect
- Health effects
- Skin caner, cataracts, weakened immune system
- Climate effects
- Ice caps melting, warming
- Environment effects
- Deforestation, interrupts the developmental process of plants/marine life
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