The compound name for SF6 is sulfur hexafluoride, according to the Journal of Air Waste Management Association. SF6 is a human manufactured compound, and it is employed as a gaseous dielectric in gas insulated switchgear power facilities.
The Journal of Air Waste Management explains that under electrical exposure SF6 decomposes into toxic wastes that threaten the health of people who are exposed to it. Industrial manufacturers are urged to institute several precautions to protect their personnel from potential harm. In addition, SF6 is a powerful greenhouse gas with an acute global warming potential, and its concentration is becoming more present in the Earth's atmosphere.