Environmental Protection Agency: Basic Ozone Layer Science

The Earth’s ozone layer protects all life from the sun’s harmful radiation, but human activities have damaged this shield.

Less ozone-layer protection from ultraviolet (UV) light will, over time, damage crops and lead to higher skin cancer and cataract rates.

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Middle School
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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