CFCs and Ozone Depletion

Reduce ozone depletion and environmental pollution by decreasing your use of common products with harmful chlorofluorocarbons, and learn more about the alternatives that are already available or currently under development.



UV Light and CFC Molecule
UV light breaks a chlorine atom off a CFC molecule. The chlorine reacts with ozone (O3), forming molecular oxygen (O2) and chlorine monoxide. The oxygen is pulled off that molecule by a free oxygen atom, leaving the chlorine atom to start the process all over again.
DON OSBY
CFC Products
Ozone-depleting CFC products: furniture cushion foam, extruded polystyrene foam insulation (boards on the floor), polyisocyanurate foam (in background), auto air conditioner, refrigerator, halon fire extinguisher, photographic dust remover, auto air conditioner recharge kit, and foam sealant.
PHOTO: MICHAEL SOLURI

















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