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Ozone Layer Depletion. By: Lauryn and Rachel Money. What is the Ozone layer?!. The ozone layer is an atmospheric layer that helps shield life from ultraviolet radiation, which helps minimize the breakage of DNA. How is it happening?.

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Ozone layer depletion

Ozone Layer Depletion

By: Lauryn and Rachel Money.


What is the ozone layer

What is the Ozone layer?!

  • The ozonelayer is an atmospheric layer that helps shield life from ultraviolet radiation, which helps minimize the breakage of DNA.


How is it happening

How is it happening?

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), are chemicals that are emitted into the lower atmosphere.

  • These chemicals slowly penetrate into the stratosphere, where they then consume ozone molecules.


Why all the depletion

Why all the depletion? 

  • First observed in the mid-1980’s, pollution is the factor causing ozone layer depletion.

    • Examples;

      • Chemicals in air conditioning and cooling units.

      • Aerosol spray (hairsprays).

      • Cleaning processes of electronical equipment.


What is ultraviolet radiation

What is ultraviolet radiation?

  • Ultraviolet light is a form of electromagnetic radiation.

    (The term electromagnetic spectrum refers to all forms of energy transmitted by means of waves traveling at the speed of light.)

  • This is the radiation that causes tanning and sunburns and can lead to skin cancer.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Freedman, Bill. "Ozone layer depletion." Gale Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2008. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Stroudsburg High School. 26 Feb. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com>

  • "Ozone." World of Scientific Discovery. Ed. Kimberley A. McGrath and Bridget Travers. Online ed. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Stroudsburg High School. 26 Feb. 2009 http://find.galegroup.com

  • "Electromagnetic spectrum." UXL Encyclopedia of Science. Ed. Rob Nagel. 2nd ed. Detroit: U*X*L, 2007. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale.


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