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What are ozone depleting substances (ODSs)?

Q. What are ozone depleting substances (ODSs)?

A. Substances that cause deterioration of the Earth’s protective ozone layer, which is located in the stratosphere and shields the earth from ultra-violet radiation. ODSs are defined in the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone layer 1987, which was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ODSs.

 

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