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Aerosols, Sterilants & Carbon Tetrachloride

AerosolCFCs are used in aerosol products, as sterilants of medical equipment, and in a range of miscellaneous applications including food freezing, tobacco expansion, fumigation and cancer therapy. Carbon tetrachloride is used as a feedstock in the production of CFC-11 and CFC-12, in the production of key pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals, and as a catalyst promoter.

CFCs and carbon tetrachloride are ozone depleting substances whose production and consumption is controlled under the Montreal Protocol. With support from the Protocol's Multilateral Fund delivered by UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, the World Bank and bilateral agencies, developing countries are phasing out these ozone depleting chemicals in this sector.

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Reports of the Aerosol, Sterilants, Miscellaneous Uses and Carbon Tetrachloride Technical Option Committee 
 
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Phase out schedule
Trade names of chemical products containing ozone depleting substances and their alternatives
 
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International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium
 
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