Accounting for Fluorine: Production, Use, and Loss

  title={Accounting for Fluorine: Production, Use, and Loss},
  author={Gara Villalba and Robert U. Ayres and Hans Schr{\o}der},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
Fluorine is an essential element to human health and to the chemical industry. In spite of our dependence on fluorine and fluorine compounds, we have yet to learn to use them wisely. Our fluorine history, which spans about a hundred years, has had negative effects such as hydrofluoric acid pollution caused by aluminum smelters and ozone depletion due to chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions. More recent concerns center on greenhouse effects from CFCs, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and sulfur… 
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