Scientists Discover the Hole in the Ozone Layer above Antarctica Is Getting Smaller

Posted on Dec 20, 2016

For years, scientists have been warning us that if the ozone layer kept getting thinner, cancer and eyesight problems would be more common. But here's some good news! Scientists have found out that the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is healing and they have proved it. Take a look.

1. The Hole Reached Its Biggest Size in 2006

The Hole Reached Its Biggest Size in 2006
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2. Scientists Proved That the Hole Got Smaller Since 2000

Scientists Proved That the Hole Got Smaller Since 2000
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It's almost 1,5 million square miles smaller than it used to be back then.

3. Hole above Antarctica Is Largest in October - Scientists Discovered It in 1985

Hole above Antarctica Is Largest in October - Scientists Discovered It in 1985
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4. So How Are We Responsible for the Hole in the Ozone Layer?

So How Are We Responsible for the Hole in the Ozone Layer?
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The main source that can harm the ozone is the organic compound called CFC found in devices such as fridges. Other things can harm it, too.

5. Sprays Destroy It

Sprays Destroy It
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Especially hair-spray. It's full of CFCs!

6. Volcanoes Are Also Making the Ozone Thinner

Volcanoes Are Also Making the Ozone Thinner
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7. Rocket Launches Should Be Reduced in Order to Save Ozone

Rocket Launches Should Be Reduced in Order to Save Ozone
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But what was the cause of the healing of the ozone layer?

8. CFC Usage Got Banned on a Global Level

CFC Usage Got Banned on a Global Level
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Countries around the world stopped making products with CFC in 2000.

9. Atmospheric Chlorine Also Got Reduced

Atmospheric Chlorine Also Got Reduced
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10. And Usage of Pesticides Was Lowered

And Usage of Pesticides Was Lowered
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11. It All Contributed to the Shrinking of the Ozone Hole!

It All Contributed to the Shrinking of the Ozone Hole!
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This is a great achievement, however, we'll need to wait for another 50 to a hundred years for the whole ozone layer to heal fully, so keep up the effort!
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