Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Chlorofluorocarbons CFCs?

A family of inert, nontoxic, and easily liquefied chemicals used in refrigeration, air conditioning, packaging, insulation, or as solvents and aerosol propellants. Because CFCs are not destroyed in the lower atmosphere they drift into the upper atmosphere where their chlorine components destroy ozone.

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