• WordNet 3.6
    • n chlorofluorocarbon a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
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In news:

You report (news article, Sept 21) that Representative John T Doolittle, Republican of California, has introduced a bill to postpone the target date for banning chlorofluorocarbons, or CFC 's, from 1996 to 2000.
Information that the buildup of chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere is leveling off is truly good news -- so was your Aug 26 front-page article's note that this is a case where science, government, industry and the public worked together.
The end of the road for chlorofluorocarbon gases, whose production is banned as of year's end, does not spell the end of the line for retailers' coolant problems.
Scott Bundgaard used to believe that chlorofluorocarbons--most commonly known by the trade name Freon --were depleting the Earth's ozone layer and increasing dangerous ultraviolet radiation.
NEW HAVEN, CT — A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging five men for allegedly engaging in a scheme involving the illegal importation and stateside selling of hundreds of tons of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Total ozone over Antarctica on September 18 ( NASA ) Twenty-five years ago this week, the Montreal Protocol was signed to phase out substances, like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), that deplete the ozone layer .
Here will continue producing chlorofluorocarbon-based refrigerants until the end of 1995 at the request of the Clinton administration.
The Du Pont Company said yesterday that it was accelerating its plan to phase out chlorofluorocarbon production in developed countries by one year.
With production of chlorofluorocarbon-based refrigerants set to expire by the end of next year, retailers had better start developing strong corporate policies to phase out the use of the coolants.
How green are aerosol cans now, with chlorofluorocarbons out of the picture.