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Human Health Benefits of Stratospheric Ozone Protection.

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Stratospheric ozone protects the biosphere from potentially damaging doses of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Depletion of stratospheric ozone, caused by the release of man-made ozone-depleting substances (ODS)--such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, methyl bromide, and hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs)--could lead to significant increases in UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface, which could in turn lead to adverse human and animal health effects, as well as ecosystem impacts.

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2003
A.2003.32 C
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Yes
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Atmospheric Programs
Office Division:
Global Programs Division
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Document Type:
Benefit Analysis
Contractors:
ICF Consulting
Document Status:
Final
Pages:
83

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