COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Trump on Hairspray and Ozone
Description: Hairspray is made up of chemicals that make hair stiff and a propellant. Hairspray and many other aerosols used chlorofluorocarbons as propellants until many major countries began phasing out these chemicals after the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. CFCs are potent ozone-depleting substances. Trump has made claims about hairspray and the ozone layer at least three times. Here FactCheck outlines how and why many countries agreed to phase out CFCs and replace them with HCFCs and HFCs. They also explain why using hairspray inside wouldn't prevent ozone-depleting substances from reaching the atmosphere, as Trump claimed. [Source:]
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Publish Date: 5/17/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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