Eco Note

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Comics -

Ozone gas ex­ists in sev­eral lev­els of the at­mos­phere. Lowlevel ozone can be harm­ful, but a layer of ozone high in the strato­sphere shields us from harm­ful ul­tra­vi­o­let ( UV) rays in sun­light. Ul­tra­vi­o­let ra­di­a­tion is harm­ful to plants, an­i­mals and peo­ple. It can cause skin cancer, eye cataracts and other health prob­lems. Be­cause of ozone loss, it’s vi­tal to ap­ply sun­tan lo­tion when­ever you’re in the sun, and wear sun­glasses to pro­tect your eyes.

adapted with per­mis­sion from “50 Things You Should Know About the En­vi­ron­ment” by Jen Green, © QEB Pub­lish­ing Inc.

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