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CEDR The Centre for Dispute Resolution. This body promotes alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the UK.

CFC refrigerants Refrigerants (Freons) are manufactured from chlorine, fluorine and carbon. They are a group of synthetic organic compounds known as fluorocarbons in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms have been substituted by atoms of fluorine. Such compounds are usually noninflammable, chemically resistant, non-corrosive, non-explosive, immiscible with water or air and low in toxicity. Given their favourable thermal characteristics they are suitable and widely used as refrigerants in air conditioning and refrigeration apparatus. Further use of Freon refrigerants is discouraged as their release into the atmosphere via leaks and through dismantling of equipment damages the ozone layer which protects the earth.