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    Introduction Ozone depletion has been regarded as one of the global environmental issues for several decades. It is defined by Martens (1) as the situation that the amount of stratosphere ozone layer is decreasing and being damaged. The major reason is that the ozone in the stratosphere protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiation and absorbs heat from the infra-red radiation. Reducing the amount of ozone probably causes irreversible and permanent damages to human and environment, especially in Antarctica and South Hemisphere countries. This essay examines the consequences of ozone depletion to human health, climate and ecosystems before making discussion and conclusion. Background Scientists and scholars have started to measure the concentration…

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    Ozone is a naturally occurring molecule containing three oxygen atoms. Ozone molecules form a gaseous layer in the stratosphere, 15-30 km above the surface of the earth called the Ozone layer. It protects life on earth by absorbing harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Today the ozone layer is depleting due to the release of pollution containing chemicals chlorine and bromine. Such deterioration allows large amounts of UV B rays to reach Earth1 seen in figure 1, which can cause many…

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    Ozone In The Air Essay

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    Danger of the ozone in the Air we breathe Air pollution is a sensitive topic. The air we are breathing could be the leading cause of human illnesses in the United States. The most common illnesses caused by air pollution is Lung Disease also known as Asthma .We know this is the most common illness, but what we don’t know is what or who are causing the ozone to go bad. To quote Amanda Spake, author of the article don’t Breathe The Air. “ The outdoors was once a simple prescription for good…

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    Current situation 1995 was the final year in which Australia produced any CFC substances. No ozone depleting substances are produced within Australia today. (Department of the Environment and Heritage 2001) Management strategies to cease the import of CFCs were implemented into Australian borders. The total imports of CFCs decreased from 2101.0 tonnes in 1991 to 9.5 tonnes in 2000 (Department of the Environment and Heritage 2001; refer to Appendix B, Table 2). A small percentage of CFCs are…

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    from the ozone layer depletion, to the melting polar ice caps, and the poles switching global warming has become more of a problem. Global warming, as a result of these human activities, can have many large-scale consequences. The earth 's atmosphere is constituted to allow sunlight to stream in uninterrupted. After striking the earth 's surface, this solar energy is reflected as longer wavelength infrared radiation. Some of this radiation is subsequently trapped in the atmosphere by clouds…

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    The harmful chemicals put into the earth’s atmosphere are not only damaging the ozone layer, but they are also harming the air that humans, animals, and many other things in nature take in every single day. In an article by Jennifer Bergman titled “Air Pollution” she states that air pollution can range from many things including, smog and acid rain. Smog is a fog or haze that is combined with smoke and other atmospheric pollutants. Smog makes it harder to see, and it also makes the air harder to…

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    Essay On Ozone Therapy

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    Ozone Therapy The gas Ozone (O₃) is considered to be a controversial gas due to its oxidant properties. Some chemists claim that the ozone gas mixture is toxic, whereas others state that it is useful and effective when used in certain situations such as treating degenerative disease. Ozone therapy has been used effectively in medical practices through nine methods that are: 1. Intramuscular injections: A small amount of an ozone and oxygen mixture are injected into the patient. It is used to…

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    Air quality in Texas has significantly declined just in the past couple of years. Not only does air quality have negative effects on our planet, it has negative effects on individuals as well. Ozone is a big factor in the quality of the air we breathe. Ozone which is almost always referred to as smog is a gas that is formed in the atmosphere when three atoms of oxygen combined. Our main concern should be with the ground-level ozone. Ground-level ozone is created by the chemical reactions between…

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    Global warming is a major issue facing the world today. The earth’s physical temperature has gradually began to increase by one degree almost every year. A temperature increase of one degrees does not sound harmful but yet it has caused many natural disasters such as droughts and major storms like floods, tsunamis, and unexpected tornados. Fossil fuels, deforestation, and electrical power plants are some factors that have caused this global crisis. Fossil fuels, deforestation, and electrical…

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    many different sources including stationary sources like factories and power plants, mobile sources like vehicles, agricultural sources found from gassy animals and their waste products, as well as natural sources like wildfires, dust storms and other natural occurrences. Various cities around New England have identified the sources that are contributing to the air pollution problem, and are engaging in reducing carbon and air pollution in order to try to improve air quality. The American Lung…

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