Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer.
Inhalers are critical to the health of the 25 million Americans who suffer from
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a serious
Most inhalers that used CFCs have already been phased out by the FDA. The most widely used inhaler --
The phase-out is in accord with the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, an international treaty to phase out the worldwide production and use of CFCs. In the U.S., CFCs have been removed from such products as hairsprays, deodorants and air conditioning.