The Antarctic Ozone Hole Is Healing And The Reason Is You


Scientists have found the first evidence that the Ozone above Antarctica has started to heal. The Ozone is very important to humans because if it thins anymore, chances of skin cancer and vision loss will increase tremendously.

Scientists made predictions in 1970 about ozone depletion. But in the year 1985, they stunned everyone when they announced the discovery of a massive hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica.

The year 2016 brought good news since this hole has again started to heal.

Scientists say that the ozone hole is 4 million sq. Km smaller that it was in the year 2000.Healing of ozone hole

The global ban on the use of the CFC’s has resulted in this healing.Healing of ozone hole

Refrigerators are a primary source of CFC’s.Healing of ozone hole

Half of this shrinkage was due to the reduction in atmospheric chlorine. Yes, the atmosphere does have chlorine!Healing of ozone hole

The ozone hole is largest in the month of October compared to other months of the year.Healing of ozone hole

It will take approximately 50-100 years for ozone to recover completely.Healing of ozone hole

Volcanoes contribute to depletion of ozone layer as well.Healing of ozone hole

Aerosol sprays majorly contribute to the thinning of the ozone layer.Healing of ozone hole

We must understand the fact that rocket launches contribute 10 times more to ozone depletion than CFC’s. Hence they must be reduced.Healing of ozone hole

And now, reduction in the use of pesticides has added to the healing of ozone.Healing of ozone hole

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