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We have been hearing about the hole in the ozone layer for a while now. On the news this morning the hole was said to be over Antarctica. If the hole in the ozone layer is due to pollution, why is not the hole over Los Angeles or New York where there is a concentration of pollution?



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The ozone hole happens over the south pole because that is where the earth gets least sunlight, which produces the ozone. The air pollution that comes from the northern hemisphere thins out the layer all over the earth, but the thinnest part is over the south pole.

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