CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, are a group of synthetic organic compounds that contain chlorine, fluorine, and carbon. These compounds are commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and aerosol spray products. However, their use has been linked to the depletion of the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer. When CFCs are released into the atmosphere, they rise to the stratosphere and react with ozone molecules, breaking them apart and reducing the amount of ozone present. This depletion of ozone can lead to increased levels of harmful UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, resulting in various health problems for both humans and wildlife. Additionally, CFCs have also been identified as greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming by trapping heat in the atmosphere. Although measures have been taken to reduce the use of CFCs, their long lifespan means they still pose a threat to the environment today.