, colorless gas or liquid that is frequently used as a fumigant
; it is similar in structure to chloroform
. It is known to be a powerful ozone
-destroying chemical, but it is broken down by some bacteria
; there is much scientific debate
on how much danger methyl bromide poses to the ozone layer
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