• Question: what would happen without the o zone?

    Asked by 765epdp42 to Andy, Verity, Raquel on 15 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by 777epdp43.
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      Verity Hill answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      The ozone layer protects us from UV light which comes from the sun! This UV light has three different bits in it. The first bit called UV-C is super harmful to all living things and is screened out completely. UV-B causes a lot of sunburn, and UV-A is mostly ok but lots of exposure can causes skin damage.
      If there was no ozone layer, then we would expect to see a lot of eye problems, a lot of skin cancer and a lot of sunburn!