Ozone Layer Depletion
What is the Ozone Layer? What's Happening to It?
In the 1980s, scientists found evidence that the ozone layer was being depleted. Depletion of the ozone layer results in increased UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, which in turn leads to a greater chance of overexposure to UV radiation and the related health effects of skin cancer, cataracts, and immune suppression.
What Are the Causes of Ozone Depletion? Effects?
Ozone depletion can cause numerous amounts of harm to your health, like cancers, burns, aging, cataracts, blindness, and immunosuppression. Ozone depletion can also effect everyone worldwide. It can lead to reduced agricultural production, reduced number of vital species for food chains, and could effect the economy significantly.
What's Being Done To Prevent Ozone Depletion? How Can I Prevent It?
You can take part in preventing Ozone Depletion by not using CFCs in your household or car, and to be safe out in the sun. You can also subtly help prepare and prevent ozone depletion by reducing air, water, soil, noise or radiation pollution, protecting our food supply, improving safety in schools, public areas and the workplace, ensuring safe living conditions in housing, and promoting public health with a focus on environmental hazards. You can also reuse and recycle objects such as bottles. By reusing a bottle or recycling one, you can reduce the amount of smog released into the air from factories that make products such as bottles. (Of course, other objects can be reused and recycled as well.)