E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, which makes 20% to 25% of the world's chlorofluorocarbons, now
supports worldwide production limits. DuPont is NJ's largest chemical producer. Chlorofluorocarbons, used
as refrigeration fluids and foamblowing agents, destroy the ozone layer that protects the earth from cancer-
causing ultraviolet light. A DuPont Spokesman said the company's new position is based on recent findings
that chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone and the discovery of a drastic 40% drop in ozone over the
South Pole each winter.
--Peter Montague, Ph.D.
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