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Report: NF3 is the ‘GHG Missing from Kyoto’

9:26 AM MDT | July 21, 2008 | Alex Scott

Researchers at the University of California (Irvine) have published a report on nitrogen trifluoride’s (NF3) effect on global warming, arguing that NF3 should be included in international greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plans. NF3, a chemical increasingly used in the manufacture of electronic products including flat screen TVs, is a highly potent GHG, according to the researchers, who published their findings in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters. NF3 is manufactured by a number of leading chemical firms including Air Products, DuPont, Formosa...

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