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  • The next leap in our knowledge of ozone chemistry was in 1974, when Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland published their widely noted Nature article on the threat to the ozone layer from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases - "freons" - used in spray bottles, as the cooling medium in refrigerators and elsewhere and plastic foams.

    Press Release: The 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • These gases, commonly referred to as freons, can damage the ozone layer.

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  • The dismantling of appliances in the Untha system takes place in a vacuum so that the gases, commonly known as freons, CFCs or chlorofluorocarbons, cannot escape into the atmosphere.

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  • They work by compressing and expanding man-made greenhouse gases called freons - far more damaging that carbon dioxide - and are being manufactured in increasing numbers.


  • Previous researches have suggested that modern fridges emit greenhouse gases called freons and as a result damage the environment.

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  • Ozone depletion is caused by release of ozone-destroying chemicals - including chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) compounds known as "freons" and bromofluorocarbon compounds known as Halons - into the atmsophere. News

  • At lower concentrations or after a brief exposure, freons may cause transient eye, nose and throat irritation.

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  • Another group of abused products are the fluorinated hydrocarbons or freons.

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  • Substances that we release into the atmosphere (e.g. freons) can lead to the destruction of the ozone layer.

    Press Release: The 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • RAY: CFCs are chlorofluorocarbons or more commonly knows as freons.

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