chlorofluorocarbon : Definition, Usages, News and More

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chlorofluorocarbon

klaw rohf law roh kor bon

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

  • One is the sin of irrelevance, in which, for example, a product trumpets the fact that it is "chlorofluorocarbon free"--even though those ozone-destroying chemicals have been .
  • 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.
  • The state legislature banned the sale after March 1, 1977, of aerosol cans that use chlorofluorocarbon compounds as propellantsmainly hair sprays, oven cleaners, insecticides .
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  • 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.
    Oct. 23, 2013 - U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Quotes

  • Al Gore in Arizona Daily Star
    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."

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