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see under chlorofluorocarbonschlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs), organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, and fluorine atoms. CFCs are highly effective refrigerants that were developed in response to the pressing need to eliminate toxic and flammable substances, such as sulfur dioxide and ammonia, in
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Volatile bromocarbons produced by Falkenbergia stages of Asparagopsis spp.
These bromocarbons are produced by biological processes in the tropical ocean and have lifetimes in the upper troposphere of ~17 days (CH[Br.sub.3]) and ~150 days (C[H.sub.2][Br.sub.2]) (Carpenter and Reimann 2014).