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What would happen to life on Earth if the ozone layer was not present?

1 Answer
Apr 16, 2017


If ozone layer will vanish from earth's atmosphere then more harmful UV rays will reach the earth's surface resulting :


  • Damage to DNA
  • Lead to mutation
  • Damage to the skin cell
  • Various types of cancer
  • Ageing of skin
  • Snow blindness
  • Cataract
  • Diseases to plants etc.