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    What You Should Know About Chlorinated Fluorocarbons

    Home is supposed to be a safe haven. But if your home contains dangerous and toxic materials, it could be a threat to your health and the planet’s. The Red List is a list of “worst in class” materials, chemicals, and elements the green building industry tries to avoid. Some of these, like asbestos, are well-known, even to people outside of the construction industry. Human-made materials we refer to by their chemical name, like chlorinated fluorocarbons, may be less familiar to you. But they can be just as harmful. Knowing about these materials and which products contain them can help you make greener choices at home that make the whole world a better place to live.

    Chlorinated Fluorocarbons

    There are two main classes of chlorinated fluorocarbon that appear on the Red List: chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Both names are a mouthful. So, they are usually referred…

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