Document Type

Article

Department

Community Health Sciences; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan; Paediatrics and Child Health

Abstract

Ozone in the stratosphere is very important as it acts as a safeguard for the earth and protects life from harmful ultraviolet radiations coming from the sun. Depletion of stratospheric ozone, resulting from atmospheric pollution has led to increased ultraviolet radiation at the earth’s surface as well as spectral shifts to the more biologically damaging shorter wavelengths. A decrease in the concentration of stratospheric ozone enhances the solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is harmful to the growth of the plant and various other metabolic processes of the organisms and might cause changes in pigment concentrations, nucleic acids, and proteins. Multiple causes of ozone depletion have been identified in the literature review, but the findings are not synthesized at one place. Thus, the purpose of this paper was to review the causes of ozone depletion and to propose the interventions to address this problem in order to avoid the climate change and its associated outcomes.

Publication

Global journal of Pharmacy & pharmaceutical Science

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