Why is the ozone layer so important to the health of our environment?



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    The ozone layer in the atmosphere block ultraviolet light from strike the Earth. Though some ultraviolet light is needed for the production of vitamin D in humans too much can have a devastating effect on skin cells. Too much exposure to UV rays has been linked with a prevalence of skin cancer and other diseases. In places where the ozone has been depleted people must use sun block with SPF over 50 to avoid these problems.

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    The ozone layer protects living organisms from ultraviolet rays from the sun, UV-B rays. These are harmful to many, but not all, of the species in the Earth’s environment.

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