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    Ozone Layer - What it does

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    1. How does the ozone layer protect the earth from ultraviolet radiations?
    2. What steps need to be taken to contain the depletion of the ozone layer?

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    1. How does the ozone layer protect the earth from ultraviolet radiations?

    Long term exposure to UV radiations is known to cause skin cancers. Ozone in the upper
    stratosphere of the earth's atmosphere absorbs the harmful short wave length UV radiations
    from the sun, thereby protecting the life on earth.

    2. What steps ...

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    The expert determines what the ozone layer does. How the ozone layer protects the earth from ultraviolet radiation is determined.

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