Freon


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carbon tetrachloride

A volatile liquid used as a solvent and cleaning agent (dry cleaning), and in fire extinguishers and refrigerants.

Toxicity
Toxic to the CNS, liver and kidneys; may cause coma or death.

Freon

(frē′on″)
Trade name of a group of hydrocarbon gases previously used as a refrigerant and propellant in metered dose inhalers.

Freon

A brand name for the CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFCs) used in refrigeration and as aerosol propellants.

Freon

trademark for a series of fluoridated hydrocarbons used primarily in refrigeration.

Freon 112
a flukicide in sheep. See tetrachlorodifluorethane.
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Shortly after the incident, fire protection confirmed the freon had dissipated and the work environment was safe to enter.
Balcy's wife, Hatice Balcy, said her husband was just a watchman but that the company had made him work inside the ship, which is how we exposed to the Freon.
8220;If your air conditioning suddenly stops cooling as usual or the cooling level drops dramatically, it could mean that you are losing Freon.
Molina, physical chemists at the University of California at Irvine, have proposed a model for freon breakdown and ozone destruction.
The group raised the money for stopgap repairs that included new dasher boards lining the rink and additional equipment to detect freon leaks.
In addition, since the new Animal Community Center was built on a former industrial site, toxic materials such as lead paint, Freon and mercury were removed and 90% of the concrete from the old building foundation was reused to build the new foundation and roadbeds.
Their certified technicians removed and recycled Freon from 1,000 unwanted refrigeration units.
The Akula II class attack sub was undergoing sea trials when its fire fighting system, which uses freon gas, was accidentally triggered.
Poisonous freon gas designed to snuff out fires flooded part of the new Russian nuclear sub Nerpa on a test run in the Sea of Japan on Saturday.
7 on the outskirts of Havana, will substitute the use of 28 to 30 tons per year of freon gas for other gases that don't destroy the ozone layer.
Q: In the late '70s and early '80s there was a small company in northern Colorado selling BB pistols with a freon canister fitted to the bottom of the barrel section, and the handle would hold several hundred BBs and would fire full auto as long as you held the trigger and had BBs in the gun.
He said two gallons of Freon refrigerant had spilled in the area, but it was unclear whether that was related to the explosion.