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What do you mean by ozone hole? What are its consequences?

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Depletion of ozone layer creates some sort of holes in the blanket of ozone which surrounds us in the atmosphere and this is known as ozone hole.

  • With the depletion of the ozone layer, UV radiations filters into the troposphere which leads to ageing of skin. cataract, sunburn, skin cancer etc
  • By killing many of the phytoplanktons, it can damage the fish productivity.
  • Evaporation rate increases through the surface and stomata of leaves which can decrease the moisture content of the soil.

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