Air conditioning and the environment
Name: Burbank School
Is it true that air conditioning is bad for the environment?
The chemical called "DuPont's Freon (TM)" that is used in air-conditioners and refrigerators
contains chloro-fluoro-carbons (CFC's), which are suspected of causing damage
to the ozone layer. The chemical may soon be banned, so chemists are looking
for a replacement that does the same job as DuPont's Freon (TM) but does not contain CFC's.
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Update: June 2012