The ozone layer, made up of ozone particles, is the protective boundary that prevents harmful UVB radiation from damaging life on earth. However, ozone-depleting substances such as refrigerants and solvents greatly interfere with the ozone layer, resulting in the ozone holes at both poles and as much as doubling UVB radiation levels. As a result, there are numerous negative effects involving plants, animals, and people that come with the depletion of the ozone layer. Fortunately, several short and long-term solutions have been developed in order to counteract these effects.
Written by: Rachael Hogeveen
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