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Is freon toxic?

Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
86%
No (it will not harm you if inhaled)
9%
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Question: Is freon toxic?
Top Answer (86% of 53 votes): Yes (it may harm you if inhaled).

Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Do not inhale R22 as it is a toxic substance and can cause permanent damage.
TemperaturePro San Antonio
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: It is made out of chemical components. It should not be inhaled.
Ionel Firuta
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: If large amounts are inhaled at once can cause death
Anytime Air Conditioning & Heating
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: The oils in the freon are really what make it toxic to the touch. Anywhere near a flame increases the toxicity in the air.
Kair
Answer: No (it will not harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Refrigerant is not toxic if it has a ASHRE rating of A1.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Displaces oxygen and is full of different chemicals that can damage your body. Never inhale refrigerants!
White's Pro Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Freon is a trademark brand of refrigerant. Refrigerant in general, is hermetically sealed in the AC system. It makes it tough to breath such a product. if refrigerant leaks, it displaces oxygen as it mixes with the atmosphere and will quickly dissipate.
Barwick Heating & Cooling
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Freon is a tasteless, mostly odorless gas. When it is deeply inhaled, it can cut off vital oxygen to your cells and lungs. Limited exposure — for example, a spill on your skin or breathing near an open container — is only mildly harmful. However, you should try to avoid all contact with these types of chemicals
Cruz Hvac Services, LLC
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Yes, if breathed in, it replaces the oxygen in your lungs
HVAC and More
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Can prevent you from getting Oxygen. Freon is heavier than air, can settle in low area.
Caldwell Mechanical Construction
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Refrigerant is heavier than oxygen and can displace the air in a closed place and can lead to death or serious injury. In the event of a large leak you should always vacate and ventilate the area.
Dr Heat & Cool Comfort Experts
Answer: No (it will not harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: It reduces oxygen for breathing.
Kohler Heating and Air Conditioning
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Not sure how to explain. YES IT WILL HARM, & POTENTIALLY KILL YOU!!!
Air Services Comfort Solutions LLC
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: Freon displaces oxygen. In a small area and large release it may suffocate those in it for prolonged exposure. Typically the amount of Freon in a home or office compared to the space it conditions wont pose that great of threat. Where Freon is stored in bulk containers for use and transport would pose more of a threat.
123HVAC of Long Island
Answer: Yes (it may harm you if inhaled)
Explanation: freon should only be handled by certified technicians
H.O. Electric
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