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Nice little paper on Ozone - Ozone Depletion In this world of rapid change its extremely difficult for a company to stay ahead of the game even using all the resources available to them So its difficult to imagine the problems they would run into when a group of environmentalists decide to boycott a substance which is the foundation of their company These chemicals although very useful cause consequences that need to be dealt with now in order to prevent further damage The chemicals in question are numerous but the two gaining the most attention are chloroflurocarbons CFCs and carbon tetrachloride CFCs have a wide range of uses but are popularly used in aerosol propellants and air conditioning for homes and cars Singer and Crandall npg Carbon tetrachloride is one of the major components in making CFC so their damage is similar When they inter the outer atmosphere They react with ozone chemicals to release chlorine and bromine that in turn deteriorate the ozone and form thinning or holes This is catastrophic because they are bonded very strongly together and cannot be broken down by water This means they travel into the atmosphere virtually unharmed by rain or decomposition Goldfarb 282 The reason these are causing such a commotion is the damage they cause to living things on Earth When the ozone depletes it causes more ultraviolet UV rays to hit the Earths surface than are healthy Singer and Crandall npg UV rays affect the DNA of every living cell altering the protein make-up of that cell Goldfarb 288 Most importantly it affects microscopic photoplankton which rest at the bottom of the food
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