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Poland implements Montreal rules on CFCs

The Polish government on Wednesday adopted a strategy to phase out ozone-depleting CFCs in freezers, air conditioning systems and aerosols, in compliance with its commitment under the Montreal protocol. Their use in freezers and air conditioning units is banned with immediate effect, while phasing out CFCs from aerosols might require changes to existing pharmaceuticals laws, the government said. Withdrawal of metered dose inhalers using CFCs could start immediately and be phased until end-2005, the strategy suggests. It recommends establishing a steering committee to supervise the process. See press release.

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