International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16 the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer). Day to commemorate the signing of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and the celebrated since 1995.

The motto of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer were the words: "Save the sky : Protect Yourself — Protect the Ozone Layer┬╗.

September 16, 1987 from 36 countries, including Russia, have signed the document under which member states should reduce and completely stop the production of ozone-depleting substances.

States were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, this thin gas shield protects the earth from the harmful effects of a certain percentage of solar radiation, thus contributing to the preservation of life on the planet.

The ozone layer extends above the ground a huge blanket going off into space. If this layer is exhausted sometime, it will be dangerous for the whole of the biosphere, for all living things. From Hit UV person may skin cancer, blindness, and other diseases.

In the 80 years of the 20th century, scientists made a discovery in the Antarctic total ozone has decreased by 2 times. It was then that the name "ozone hole┬╗.

On the depletion of ozone affect chlorine monoxide. It is a product of plants, industrial enterprises. We can not prevent the occurrence of the ozone hole. However, to preserve the ozone even at the household level, a person can do.