FABRICS FAQ : acronyms / abbreviations


Green Textile Acronyms begin with 'O'

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ODP

ozone-depletion potential - This is the measure of the ozone-depleting characteristics of the substance. Ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere leads to an increase of UV-radiation on the Earth and, as a result, an increase in skin cancer. CFCs are included here.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     MBDC

ODS

ozone depleting substance - Substances that release chlorine or bromine atoms when they break down which then deplete ozone. CFCs, HCFCs, halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform are ODSs, which are generally very stable in the troposphere and only degrade under intense ultraviolet light in the stratosphere.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary

Oeko-Tex

International Oeko-Tex Association - Founded in 1992, the International Oeko-Tex Association provides uniform, scientifically founded evaluation standards for the human ecological safety of textiles.
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     Oeko-Tex Association

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration - The federal agency established in 1971, to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in the U.S. through leadership, enforcement, outreach, education and compliance assistance
CATEGORY : Green
SOURCE :     ACT Glossary