How has a thinning zone layer affected human health?

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May 15, 2017

The thinning ozone layer has a detrimental affect on human health.


People living in Chile under the hole in the Ozone layer have a marked increased in skin cancer. Ozone has the ability to absorb harmful solar radiation. When the Ozone layer is depleted more of the harmful radiation reachers the earth's surface. The high energy of ultra violet radiation contributes to damage to cells and the occurrence of skin cancer.