How harmful is R-134A or freon on the skin?

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R-134A or Freon is harmful in the skin as it can cause irritation and frostbite. When Freon touches your skin, the best thing to do is flush it with continuous flowing water for at least fifteen minutes. If symptoms of frostbite are present, take a bath immediately using lukewarm water.
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