Is Freon gas dangerous?


Quick Answer

Freon gas is somewhat dangerous to handle and should only be handled by a professional. If a person is overexposed to it, he might suffer confusion, dizziness and disorders of the cardiovascular or central nervous system.

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Freon is a colorless but volatile gas with a somewhat sweet smell. It is a halocarbon, which means that it's made up of carbon atoms bonded to a halogen such as fluorine or chlorine.

The gas is commonly used as a refrigerant in refrigerators and air conditioning systems. The manufacturing of Freon 113 is restricted, as it is considered a greenhouse gas. The name Freon is a trademark of DuPont.

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