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Free Radical
An unstable chemical species with an unpaired electron
CFC's
Compounds composed of cholorine, fluorine, and carbon. CCl3F Trichlorofluromethane.
UVA
320-400 nm wavelength, Least energetic, least damaging, reaches earths surface in greatest amounts
UVB
280-320 nm wavelength, More energetic, more damaging than UVA, less damaging then UVC, most absorbed by ozone in the stratosphere
UVC
200-280 nm wavelength, Most energetic, most damaging, but not a problem because it is totally absorbed by oxygen and ozone in the stratosphere
Biological effects of UV
Skin cancer rates continue to rise, fair hair fair skinned people are at the highest risk for developing skin cancer from UVB, Retinal damage and sunburn to the eye, Cataracts