Ozone and Plants
How does the ozone layer effect plants? and why is it an
issue in Florida?
Because the ozone layer is depleting, increased ultraviolet radiation
from the sun is a concern for increased incidence of skin cancer in
humans, and other problems. The following should be helpful:
The effects upon plants are under study but the increased UV rays
could harm DNA in all living things.
Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria
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Update: June 2012