Meaning of CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFCS) in English

CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFCS)

stable, artificially-created chemical compounds containing carbon, chlorine, fluorine and sometimes hydrogen. Chlorofluorocarbons, used primarily to facilitate cooling in refrigerators and air conditioners, have been found to damage the stratospheric ozone layer which protects the earth and its inhabitants from excessive ultraviolet radiation.

Environmental economics English glossary.      Английский глоссарий экономики окружающей среды.