How does the depletion of ozone layer in stratosphere affect living beings on the Earth?
The depletion of ozone layer allows harmful UV-rays to enter the Earth’s atmosphere:
- It can cause diseases like cataract and skin cancer in humans.
- It results in decreased crop yield due to damaging effects on agricultural field.
- It results in increased smog formation.
- It results in premature ageing of skin.
- It affects the planktons and other aquatic life.
- It contributes to global warming.