EPA: HCFCs set for an early ban

March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports on the proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adjust the Montreal Protocol to accelerate the phase-out of ozone-damaging chemicals. The proposal, which has four elements, includes a provision to bring the date of a hydrochlorofluorocarbon phase-out forward by 10 years. The Montreal Protocol, agreed in 1987 and now ratified by 188 countries, has been instrumental in reversing the damage done to the ozone layer by chlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbon.


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