Atmospheric Carbon Tetrachloride: Another Man-Made Pollutant

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Science  18 Jun 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4245, pp. 1231-1234
DOI: 10.1126/science.192.4245.1231


On the basis of an analysis of historic worldwide emissions and removal mechanisms for carbon tetrachloride, a possible precursor for stratospheric ozone destruction, it has been demonstrated that the present atmospheric loading and distribution of carbon tetrachloride is primarily attributable to man-made emissions and no natural sources need be invoked to explain its presence in the atmosphere.