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)
- Carbon tetrachloride, Methyl chloroform
- Hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs)
- Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
- Methyl bromide
- Bromochloromethane (BCM)