There are many different factors that play a part to the depletion of the Ozone layer. However, humans are the main factors that contribute to the Ozone layers downfall. The Ozone layer is a level in the Earths stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation. Without the Ozone layer humanity would essentially burn up and perish. Human activity is not helping at all, in fact, in the past year the Ozone layer damage has increased exposing more animals to more ultraviolet light.
Human activities causes the emission of chlorofluorocarbons and halons that are found in spray cans and refrigerants . Those chemicals rise to the sky and cause damage to the Ozone layer by breaking down the molecules of it and reducing its ability to absorb ultraviolet radiation. Driving a car also contributes to the depleation of the ozone layer. Ozone sits in the upper atmosphere and absorbs ultraviolet radiaton, another type of solar energy that’s harmful to humans, animals and plants. CFCs and halons cause chemical reactions that break down ozone molecules, reducing ozone’s ultraviolet radiation-absorbing capacity.

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