Is a Freon Leak Dangerous?

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Freon is non-toxic to humans, but it is dangerous if you inhale it in a leak. The reason it is dangerous is that it is heavier than oxygen and can suffocate a person if enough of it is inhaled.
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If you want to know if a freon leak is dangerous, the answer is yes. Although freon is odorless and non flammable, a leak can cause anyone that inhales it directly dangerous. It's heavier than air and it can settle into your lungs, causing suffocation.
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When Freon was originally created, its environmental consequences weren't known. When Freon particles are released into the atmosphere, they destroy ozone. Ozone is important because
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If you have the car running and freon 12 gets in the air cleaner mixes with r12 you have fosgene gas the same stuff used in world war 1 its a nerve gas be carful.
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Not Medical Advice:Freon isn't poisonous. Breathing it'll not hurt you unless there's enough to displace the oxygen in the room.
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not harmful unless your inhaleing it directly from the fridge .its more harmful to the atmosphere then you. Source(s) husband is a appliance tech.
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