Ozone is a trioxygen [O3] molecule.
Ozone layer exists in the stratosphere to absorb UV radiation
Destruction of Ozone
High energy UV radiation strikes oxygen molecules to form single oxygen molecules.
Free oxygen molecules collide with O2 and form ozone.
UV radiation hits ozone molecules and the cycle continues
- Low level ozone is harmful to plants and animals.
- Pollutants react with the sunlight to create ozone
- Photosynthesis interference
- Ozone can cause respiratory problems for humans