• Mimushka Darak

Ozone Layer Depletion

Often, we do not care about the things which care about us, and then we regret.

The Ozone Layer is there to protect everyone on Earth from harmful Sun rays, but we, humans are not understanding its value. If the Ozone Layer is not going to be there then it would be really hard for anyone to stay alive because of unconditional heat and radiation.

What is the Ozone Layer?

The ozone layer is a region in the earth’s stratosphere that protects the earth from the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Ozone is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, often referred to as O3.

What is Ozone Layer Depletion?

Ozone layer depletion is the gradual thinning of the earth’s ozone layer that is caused due to the release of chemical compounds such as gaseous bromine or chlorine into the air.

What are the causes of Ozone Layer Depletion?

Ozone Layer is depleted by:

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are released by solvents, spray aerosols, refrigerators, air-conditioners, etc.

  • Nitrogenous Compounds are also responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.

  • Volcanic eruptions are also a reason for the depletion of the ozone layer.

What are the effects of Ozone Layer depletion?

There is a great risk to human health and animals because of depleting ozone layer as their skin will be in direct contact with harmful Ultraviolet Rays of Sun which can result in hazardous diseases like cancer, sunburns, skin infections, cataract, and weak immunity. It can also affect the environment and forests as strong ultraviolet rays may lead to minimal growth, flowering, and photosynthesis in plants. With these dangers to us, animals, and environment, the marine life is also in great danger.

What are the solutions to prevent the depletion of the Ozone Layer?

To save everyone we can avoid the use of pesticides and Nitrous Oxide. By minimizing the use of vehicles, we can make a huge effect.

Our environment is our responsibility so we should act accordingly and take wise steps.