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Ozone layer depletion reaches all time high

This fall, when the ozone layer depletion peaked for the year, the area of the “hole” or depletion zone equalled the highest ever measured, in September 2000.

Our anti-pollution measures have not yet initiated a downward trend, and indeed the situation is not predicted to start improving until around 2020, even assuming we all do our best.

It may return to normal (ie pre-1979 levels) around 2070, but until then ozone depletion is something we have to live with and maybe more of us will have to take sun protection seriously, and look at sun protection clothing and cremes. SPF looks like three letters we will all get to know only too well.


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