The main danger of CFCs is that they deplete the ozone layer giving rise to increased penetration of UV rays on to the earth. This heats up earth's surface, melts glaciers thereby flooding many parts of the world. They also reduce the oxygen levels.
Asked in Air Pollution, Ozone Layer
What substitutes for CFCs came into being after scientists discovered that CFCs were harming the atmosphere?
Replacements for CFCs (dependding on use) included: HCFCs Nitrogen Air Propane ...
Asked in Scientists
Did Mario molina's discovery make an impact?
Yes, the dangers to which he his colleagues drew attention were recognised, the use of CFCs has been greatly reduced and there are still laws governing their use in various jurisdictions. Please see his article on wikipedia. ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Air Pollution
Where are CFCs?
There are no CFCs as they where banned because they react with the ozone layer O3 but they where mostly used in Australia which is why there is an opening in the ozone layer. CFCs are released when we use aerosol sprays, refridgerators and air conditioning units. ...
Asked in Ozone Layer
Some scientists hypothesize that earth's ozone layer is being damaged by?
Chlorofluorocarbons, also known as CFCs. CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). Chloro Fluoro Carbons (CFCs) (the gases running old vehicle air conditioners). ...
What negative impact did chemistry have on society through the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)?
Hazardous coolants in refrigeration units were replaced
Asked in Global Warming, Air Pollution
What are the effect and causes of chlorofluorocarbons?
The effect of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) is to destroy the ozone layer. The cause of CFCs is us, as CFCs are a man-made gas. (Luckily the world agreed to stop making them, and the ozone layer is slowly rebuilding itself.) ...
Asked in Global Warming, Air Pollution, Ozone Layer
How long can CFCs remain in the atmosphere?
Not all CFCs have the same staying power in the atmosphere. The duration of their existence is measured as a half-fife (the time for half of a release of CFCs to decompose). CFCs' half lives range from 60 to 640 years depending on the compound, the related compounds HFCs have a half life of2 to 250 years. again depending on the compound. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Pollution, Green Living
Where can you find a list of products containing CFCs?
CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) have been banned all over the world. These gases are no longer made. They survive in some very old refrigerators and car air-conditioning systems. No modern products contain CFCs. ...