- n. Plural form of chlorofluorocarbon.
“A product claims it doesn’t contain chlorofluorocarbons, but CFCs are prohibited by law ..”
“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 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.”
“Known as chlorofluorocarbons, the pre-1995 refrigerants are potent greenhouse gases.”
“Findings from the $740 million UARS mission helped confirm the link between Earth's ozone hole and emissions of industrial chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons.”
“Man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons - used in air-conditioning units and aerosol spray propellants - were eating away at the ozone layer.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Human-produced compounds known as chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, release ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere responsible for the depletion.”
“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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