World Ozone Day’ is a special day held on September 16th to mark the day when ‘Montreal Protocol’ was signed. The “Montreal protocol’ is a set of measures to control the depletion of the ozone layer around the globe.
Chemical gases emitted by cities especially metros have been extremely damaging to the ozone layer.
World Ozone Day is celebrated since 1994 and coined by the United Nations General Assembly. This day is mainly intended to spread awareness about the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it to ensure healthy people and a healthy world.
About Ozone Hole
Ozone depletion is the gradual thinning of Earth’s ozone layer in the upper atmosphere caused by the release of chemical compounds containing gaseous chlorine or bromine from industry and other human activities.
The thinning is most prominent in the polar regions, especially over Antarctica. Ozone depletion is a major environmental problem because it increases the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reaches Earth’s surface, which increases the rate of skin cancer, eye cataracts, and genetic and immune system damage.
The Montreal Protocol, ratified in 1987, was the first of several comprehensive international agreements enacted to halt the production and use of ozone-depleting chemicals. As a result of continued international cooperation on this issue, the ozone layer is expected to recover over time.
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