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  • n. Plural form of fluorocarbon.


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  • Steny Hoyer will unveil 35 eco-friendly vending machines that reduce their emission of hydro-fluorocarbons by 95 percent.


  • Deforestation that destroys entire ecosystems causing the extinguishing of plant, insect, animal life essential to the survival of the planet; depletion of the ozone layer; poisoning of the air we breathe with fluorocarbons and mixtures of particulate matter and chemical pollutants in the lower atmosphere; industrial gas emissions that cause acid rain.

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  • And like fluorocarbons spilling into the atmosphere causing the greenhouse effect, consequences of the Tiger Effect are also global in nature -- threatening to topple a delicate ecosystem known as the celebrisphere.

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  • CFCs (Chloro-fluorocarbons) are non-soluble pollutants that settle in the bottom settlements.

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  • Computer-designed molecule to clean up fluorocarbons?

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  • ** Similarly, the chemical industry strenuously resisted demands that it cease the manufacture and distribution of chloro-fluorocarbons (CFCs), when atmospheric scientists discovered that the CFCs were eroding the stratospheric ozone, which protects the earth's inhabitants from ultra-violet radiation.

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  • We just have to take some straightforward steps to mimimize the damage we are doing, just as we very successfully did with atmospheric chloro-fluorocarbons to save the ozone layer.

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  • Mario Molina of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shared a Nobel Prize in chemistry for research that raised awareness of the threat that chloro-fluorocarbons pose to the earth's protective ozone layer.

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  • The amounts of fluorocarbons released have damaged the ozone layer and will continue to do so for a long time.

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  • This does not include the fluorocarbons which are also produced in large amount and affect the ozone layer.

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