Research reveals chloroform helps to catalyse destruction of the ozone layer

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In the 1970s, scientists discovered that chemicals called CFCs were linked with the depletion of the ozone layer. As a result, the Montreal protocol agreed to phase out CFC production. The protocol didn’t cover short-lived chlorine containing substances such as chloroform, and now research suggests chloroform is a big threat.

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