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Chlorofluorocarbons and Their Effect on Stratospheric Ozone (Pollution papers)

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Chlorofluorocarbons and Their Effect on Stratospheric Ozone (Pollution papers)

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Published by Stationery Office Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages75
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Open LibraryOL7324186M
ISBN 100117510211
ISBN 109780117510210
OCLC/WorldCa4465333

The same was true for formulation of a solution to the problem, which again in-situ measurements confirmed. Another use found for them was to blow liquid plastic into various kinds of foams. They grow faster than basal-cell tumors and have the potential for metastasis. Recently, researchers have detected an increase in emissions of HFCthe greatest cause of global warming among HFCs and a compound that should have been drastically reduced under the current version of the Montreal Protocol. Some countries have proceeded to ban all production of chloroflurocarbons even before this date. The U.

One problem is that alternative solutions to CFCs must not only be more sustainable, but also economically viable. An ozone hole is really not a hole but rather a thinning of the ozone layer in the stratosphere that changes seasonally. This causes increased predilection to respiratory infections, emphysema, and chronic pulmonary insufficiency. Though CFCs are usually very unreactive, when they reach the stratosphere the molecules are broken apart by UV radiation. The graph shows average minimum ozone over Antarctica in October. It is not known what level of depletion of stratospheric ozone and accompanying increase in ambient UV-B can be tolerated before photokeratitis becomes a much more widespread and common problem.

UV-B can penetrate several meters into the surface of the oceans, where the phytoplankton obtain the sunlight that is essential for photosynthesis. It was the first time in history that we tackled a global-scale environmental issue with worldwide cooperation. An ozone hole is really not a hole but rather a thinning of the ozone layer in the stratosphere that changes seasonally. Thus, the major powers of the world created a global treaty, the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. This is crucial for life on Earth; the ultraviolet radiation screened out by the ozone layer would otherwise cause genetic damage. As mentioned, phytoplankton, which are abundant in the cold polar oceans, are impaired by ultraviolet radiation.


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Chlorofluorocarbons and Their Effect on Stratospheric Ozone book

Because of this UV-B includes solar radiations from to nm; it is many times more effective in inducing erythema than UV-A, which is nm in wavelength. They made excellent refrigerants, pesticides, deodorants, packaging foam, and had many other uses.

The humoral immune system produces antibodies immunoglobulins that can react very specifically with and neutralize the harmful effects of foreign molecules that gain access into our bodies. One problem is that alternative solutions to CFCs must not only be more sustainable, but also economically viable.

The shop must own EPA- approved recovery and recycling equipment. Photokeratitisliterally sunburn of the cornearesults largely from UV-B exposure. Chlorofluorocarbons trap more heat in the atmosphere per molecule than other substances. A radical is extremely reactive. Basal-cell cancers of the skin are very common today among fair-skinned individuals who imprudently expose themselves to excessive sunlight.

These molecules have a much longer lifetime in the troposphere and can migrate to the stratosphere. It seems that we are very close to the threshold level for photo-keratitis during the summer months, especially at the beach.

Images above the graph show a view of the South Pole in October over time including measurements taken in the past in and and model projections of ozone over the area for and They were thought to be sensational substances due to their stability, nonflammable characteristic, low in toxicity, and inexpensive.

Get a bunch of related essays for free. Both the Langerhans cells and the dermal macrophages are antigen-presenting cells, but they also secrete several chemical messengers that regulate other immune cells. Is it worth it? There isn't much of it, but ozone is powerful, able to block the most harmful radiation.

The world has been forced to address this issue. The atmospheric aerosol load was increased thereby some times over that produced by biological and human sources. Since ozone concentrations over this region often vary from season to season, the researchers weren't concerned, but record low ozone levels kept occurring nearly every spring.

This animation shows the destruction of an ozone molecule by a chlorine atom. No one knew why. In experimental animals it has been shown that cancer formation requires uniformly large doses of irradiation.

The U. The chlorine atoms are recycled in these reactions, and are then free to attack other ozone molecules.These are more unstable in the lower atmosphere, so their impact on stratospheric ozone is assumed to be low or zero. Thanks to the reduction of CFCs, since ozone destruction has decreased by 20%, according to NASA, and the hole is expected to disappear almost completely between and Ozone Depletion The Ozone Layer Figure 1.

The ozone molecule is comprised of three oxygen atoms covalently bonded. “Ozone” by UCAR (Randy Russell) is licensed under CC BY-SA. Ozone (O 3) is a gaseous molecule that occurs in different parts of the atmosphere (Figure 1).It is very reactive chemically and is dangerous to plant and animal life when present in the lower portions of the Author: Matthew R.

Fisher. Get this from a library! Chlorofluorocarbons and their effect on stratospheric ozone: (second report).

[Great Britain. Directorate of Air, Noise, and Wastes.; Great Britain.

Today in Chemistry History: Susan Solomon, ozone depletion, and CFCs

Central Unit on Environmental Pollution.; Great Britain. Stratospheric Research Advisory Committee.]. This page provides information on compounds recognized as ozone-depleting substances (ODS ODSA compound that contributes to stratospheric ozone sylvaindez.com include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform.

Protection Against Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone by Chlorofluorocarbons () Chapter: ALTERNATIVES FOR THE CONTROL OF CHLOROFLUOROCARBON EMISSIONS AND OPTIONS FOR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION. Request PDF | On Jan 1,Wuebbles and others published Replacements for CFCs and Halons and their effects on stratospheric ozone, | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.