Hello guys I will be looking at the ways in which the ozone layer acts as a covering or a shield to protect the earth from the direct and dangerous rays of the sun.
The ozone layer acts as a filter for short wavelength and very dangerous rays from the sun, saving life on Earth from its very harmful(2)
ozone and oxygen molecules are there in the earth's stratosphere, in which they absorb UV light from the sun, providing a covering that prevents this radiation from reaching the earth's surface.(4)
People living near the Equator should be just as concerned about suns harm as people living where the ozone layer is thinning. The higher the sun is in the sky, the greater the direct sunlight is reaching the Earth. Staying away from the sun when it is directly overhead (around noon hours), putting on sunscreen, and wearing a hat will help protect you.(5)
If we did not have this protective layer that protects us from the harmful rays of sun,it could cause sunburn, skin cancer, and damaged eye sight.(6) a
Many varieties of substances which pollute the air include — toxic substances and man made chemicals — which enter the atmosphere. They may remain constant,intact and linger for decades, even up to a century, which gives them the opportunity to create considerable damage to the atmosphere.
In the next time round research I will looking at Ways in which the ozone layer protects life on Earth