- Everyone would get sunburnt as oxygen makes up the ozone and normally helps to block out UV light.
- The sky would get darker during the day if there were fewer oxygen molecules to scatter blue light; the sky would appear less blue and more black.
- All engines that use internal combustion would stop working as oxygen is fundamental for combustion.
- All pieces of untreated metal would suddenly weld to one another, as usually the oxidation layer on the metal prevents this.
- Your inner ear would explode as you would lose 21% of the air pressure in an instant, as if you had been suddenly transported to high altitude.
- Any building made of concrete would crumble as oxygen helps to bind all concrete structures.
- Water is one third oxygen, without it the Hydrogen becomes a free gas and expands, thereby destroying all living cells and evaporating the oceans.
- The earth below us would disappear and we would free fall. The earth’s crust is made up of oxygen, about 45% so without it the majority of the earth’s crust would disappear from beneath our feet.