What are ozone depleting substances?

Ozone depleting substances (ODS) are those substances which deplete the ozone layer and are widely used in refrigerators, air-conditioners, fire extinguishers, in dry cleaning, as solvents for cleaning, electronic equipment and as agricultural fumigants.

Ozone depleting substances include:

  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Halon
  • Carbon tetrachloride, Methyl chloroform
  • Hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs)
  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
  • Methyl bromide
  • Bromochloromethane (BCM)

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