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FLUOROCARBON

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French Equivalent: Fluorocarbone

Definition:
A fluorocarbon is a gas used as a propellant in aerosols. It contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer in the stratosphere, thereby allowing harmful forms of solar radiation to reach the earth’s surface.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001