Chlorofluorocarbons are known to be effective spray can propellants, solvents and refrigerators and were often used in deodorants, refrigerators and other goods. However, it was not known at the beginning of their use, the complex reaction that CFCs have on the earth’s climate. Originally published in 1982, this report explores early research into the effect that CFCs have on the environment and provides guidance on how this emerging issue should be dealt with. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.

 Foreword;  Preface;  List of Contributors;  1. Overview  2. The Chlorofluorocarbon Problem  3. A Global View of CFC Sources and Policies to Reduce Emissions  4. The Methodology of Benefit-Cost Analysis with Particular Reference to the CFC Problem  5. Uncertainty, Information and Benefit-Cost Evaluation of CFC Management  6. Costs and Benefits of Chlorofluorocarbon Control  7. Pollution, Climate Change, and the Consequent Economic Cost Concerning Agricultural Production  8. Climate, Energy Use, and Wages  9. Impacts of Ozone Reduction on National and International Commercial Fisheries  10. Indivisibilities and Information Costs: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis of Policy on CFC Emissions, and for Similar Problems  11. Controlling Refrigerant Uses of Chlorofluorocarbons  12. CFC Emissions Control in Perspective  13. Environmental Regulation, Factor Mobility and International Trade  14. The Effectiveness of Effluent Charges where "Industry" Structure Varies  15. Environmental Standards and the Management of CFC Emissions