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  • Khushi

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    December 5, 2023 at 7:43 pm
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    The thinning of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere is known as ozone layer depletion. This occurs when ozone molecules come into contact with and are destroyed by atoms of chlorine and bromine found in the atmosphere. it degrades faster than it is produced.

    Causes of Ozone Depletion:

    Chlorofluorocarbons

    Chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs are the main cause of ozone layer depletion. These are released by solvents, spray aerosols, refrigerators, etc.

    Unregulated Rocket Launches

    The unregulated launching of rockets results in much more depletion of the ozone layer than the CFCs do. If not controlled, this might result in a huge loss of the ozone layer by the 2050.

    Nitrogenous Compounds

    Nitrogenous compounds such as NO<sub>2</sub>, NO, and N<sub>2</sub>O are highly responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.

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