Ozone Protection Division

What is Ozone?

16 Sep 2015

Ozone is a gas composed of ozone molecules which consist of three atoms of oxygen (O3), drifting in the earth's atmospheres. This ozone has many properties depending on its habitation, the ozone near the earth's surface is useful in terms of pasteurizing the drinking water, purify the air and treat the contaminated water etc. In the stratosphere which has the highest ozone density, the ozone provides great advantages to lives on earth; it screens various radiations especially UVB by letting only appropriate amount to reach the earth, it also minimizes the risks of skin cancer and eye cataract, protects our ecosystem and reduces the accumulation of the heat which is resulted from the UVB radiance.