sozone

1995 Data:

Chloroflurocarbons (CFC's), which have been widely used in air conditioning coolants, cleaning agents, and spray can propellants, have been shown to destroy high altitude ozone, which in turn allows more ultraviolet radiation to reach the earth's surface. Ultraviolet radiation can destroy organic tissue and depress immune systems. More UV radiation at low altitudes in urban areas also results in the formation of more photochemical smog. The ozone depletion problem has been addressed by an international agreement called the Montreal protocol, which was initiated in 1986. Revisions of this agreement call for the elimination of CFC production by 1996.

NATIONAL EFFORTS
Ozone Action
Organization dedicated to combating the cause and effects of the and ozone depletion phenomena.
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OZONE DEPLETION