Montreal Protocol

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The Montreal Protocol, of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, aims to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out production and use of ozone-depleting chemicals to help prevent health threats like skin cancer. As the first treaty to achieve universal participation, the Montreal Protocol is largely considered a success, helping to prevent an additional 280 million cases of skin cancer, according to a 2015 EPA report.


United Nations Montreal Protocol