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Hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs) are composed of molecules containing one, two or three carbon atoms and at least one atom each of hydrogen, bromine and fluorine. Although HBFCs were produced and used in Canada for experimental purposes in the past, they have never been produced or used commercially.
Hydrobromofluorocarbons have ozone-depleting potential (ODP); thus, they are identified as ozone-depleting substances (ODS).
Canada is a Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which requires Parties to gradually phase-out production and consumption of ODS, as well as reduce and eliminate trade in these substances. Since January 1st, 1996, the manufacture, import and export of HBFCs has been prohibited in Canada, except for use as analytical standards.
Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol)
There is more than one CAS number that applies to this group of substances
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with the substance:
Substances Management Information Line
Chemicals Management Plan
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
Telephone: 1-800-567-1999 (in Canada) or 819-938-3232
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