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chlorofluorocarbons

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  • n. Plural form of chlorofluorocarbon.

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Examples

  • A product claims it doesn’t contain chlorofluorocarbons, but CFCs are prohibited by law ..

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  • Freon and the other brand-name chlorofluorocarbons were once thought to be miraculously unreactive and now prove to be lethal to Earth's stratospheric ozone layer.

    The Empress of Ice Cream

  • The product is currently the only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler and is being taken off the shelves because it uses something called chlorofluorocarbons CFCs as a propellant -- the substance is considered harmful to the ozone layer.

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  • Known as chlorofluorocarbons, the pre-1995 refrigerants are potent greenhouse gases.

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  • Findings from the $740 million UARS mission helped confirm the link between Earth's ozone hole and emissions of industrial chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons.

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  • Man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons - used in air-conditioning units and aerosol spray propellants - were eating away at the ozone layer.

    The Shad Plank

  • D. Scientists believe that this gradual warming is the result of industrialization, the production of aerosols (the so-called chlorofluorocarbons), the utilization of fuels derived from petroleum, irrigation of crops and the manufacture of cement.

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  • Then, when it was discovered that certain chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were causing the depletion of ozone in the atmosphere, the same groups launched a nasty campaign to discredit that science, too.

    The Guardian World News

  • Human-produced compounds known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, release ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere responsible for the depletion.

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  • The false analogy is that we were talking about chlorofluorocarbons, which is a very small number of gases produced by a limited number of producers in a small number of countries, and gases for which there were, by the time the protocol was brought into force, viable alternatives.

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