Which old household appliances are the most dangerous for the environment?

vacuum cleaners
refrigerators
washing machines
radios
During the early 1970s, two American chemists - M. Molina and S. Rowland - iden­ti­fied the the­o­ret­i­cal threat of ozone de­ple­tion by the release of chlo­roflu­o­ro­car­bons (used as a re­frig­er­a­tors coolan­t). Ini­tial­ly, the reaction was skep­ti­cal, but when in 1983 sci­en­tists dis­cov­ered ozone hole, the abstract threat suddenly became real.

Answers distribution

vacuum cleaners
refrigerators
washing machines
radios
answers
flagSpain
5%
88%
0%
5%
17
flagUkraine
0%
88%
5%
5%
17
flagItaly
0%
89%
5%
5%
37
flagthe Netherlands
3%
86%
10%
0%
30
flagGermany
0%
83%
5%
11%
118
flagNorway
0%
83%
6%
3%
30
flagRepublic of Ireland
2%
82%
2%
11%
35
flagMalaysia
4%
82%
4%
8%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
81%
5%
8%
398
flagFrance
10%
80%
5%
5%
20
flagPoland
2%
78%
5%
13%
11097
flagIndia
6%
78%
5%
7%
387
flagthe United Arab Emirates
4%
77%
9%
9%
22
flagUnknown
1%
76%
4%
17%
246
flagAustralia
2%
68%
11%
11%
45
flagthe United States
5%
64%
13%
13%
766
flagthe Philippines
13%
63%
6%
6%
46
flagNigeria
15%
63%
5%
10%
19
flagPakistan
12%
62%
5%
15%
40
flagCanada
4%
58%
16%
18%
50

Gender

men82%
women81%
vacuum cleaners
2%
2%
refrigerators
82%
81%
washing machines
4%
4%
radios
10%
11%

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