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India successfully phased out most potent ozone-depleting chemical


India successfully phased out most potent ozone-depleting chemical

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India has successfully completed the phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b, used by foam manufacturing companies and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals.

Ozone occurs naturally in small amounts in the upper atmosphere of the earth.

It protects life on earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

HCFC-141b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane foams.

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