What is ozone depletion? There used to be much more ozone in the stratosphere This thinning of the ozone layer is called ozone depletion
Explain the human actions that may have caused this problem. Widespread use of chemicals that thin the ozone such as CFCs are responsible for the thinning ozone CFCs were first used as refrigerants,cleaning fluids, and air conditioners Other CFC carrying products are shaving creams, hairsprays, deodorants, paints, and insecticides packaged in spray cans.
How does this problem negatively affect humans? Increased UV radiation that can cause skin cancer and cataracts Exposure to too much UV rays can cause sunburn of the cornea Cancerous moles
How does ozone depletion negative affect surrounding ecosystems? Increased UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface from ozone depletion in the stratosphere harms crops, forests, animals, and other materials.
How does ozone depletion negative affect surrounding ecosystems? (cont.) Crops destroyed by UV rays
What could happen in the future if this problem is not fixed? If this problem is not fixed there could be severe damage to peoples health, crops, and other animals.
Explain positive actions that people can do or have done to reduce the problem. Canada banned the use of CFCs Avoid installing CFC-dependant ari conditioning systems
Why leave the problem? The increased number UV ray also boosts the ammount of vitamin D Vitamin D is important in the maintenance of organ systems