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Tag: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

  • Friday, October 13th 2017 - 12:24 UTC

    Ozone layer threatened by compounds (from China) not currently regulated

    Scientists reported last year that they had detected the first evidence that the thinning of the protective ozone layer was diminishing.

    Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer. A study found the substances, widely used for paint stripping and in the manufacture of PVC, are increasing much faster than previously thought. Mainly produced in China, these compounds are not currently regulated.