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Activity Discussion Environment Environment Question. Reply To: Environment Question.

  • Samarth

    December 15, 2023 at 1:38 pm
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    The term “ozone depletion” describes the slow weakening of the stratosphere’s ozone layer, which serves as a protective layer of ozone gas. This layer protects life on Earth from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Human activities, particularly the usage of certain synthetic compounds like CFCs, halons, and other ozone-depleting substances, contribute greatly to the depletion. When these compounds are discharged into the atmosphere, they break down ozone molecules, causing holes or depleting the ozone layer. The increased UV radiation causes a variety of threats to human health, ecosystems, and the environment, making it critical to manage and control the usage of these hazardous chemicals.

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