chlorofluorocarbon chlorofluorocarbon  /klɔ roʊf ˌlɔ roʊ ˈkɑr bɑn/


  • (n) a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans


  1. But all this comfort has come at a cost: The Earth's ozone layer has thinned due to the chlorofluorocarbon gases used until recently in refrigerators and air conditioners.
  2. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995 for his role in elucidating the threat to the Earth's ozone layer of chlorofluorocarbon gases.


  • FDA to complete phase-out of chlorofluorocarbon inhalers

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will complete its phase-out of all inhaler medical products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by Dec. 31, 2013. This effort is to comply with an international treaty to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the worldwide production of numerous substances, including CFCs, which contribute to ozone depletion.
    on October 23, 2013     Source: U. S. Food and Drug Administration

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  • Gore told opponent Jack Kemp, a former professional football quarterback and congressman: "If you won't use any football stories, I won't tell any of my warm and humorous stories about chlorofluorocarbon abatement."
    on Apr 15, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: Arizona Daily Star

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