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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.
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Freon

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

A brand name for the CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS (CFCs) used in refrigeration and as aerosol propellants.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In order to bolster this international publishing community, in 1995 Freon and Amok organized Autarcic Comix, a series of events that brought together independent publishers including L'Association, Ego Comme X, and La Cinquieme Couche for exhibits, discussions, and pop-up points of sale directly to readers.
At two-stages HPI calculation, the freon consumption at the low [G.sup.l.sub.fmc] and high [G.sup.h.sub.fmc] pressure circuits are found from the power balance condition
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. Meanwhile, one person was killed and another injured on Sunday in a factory fire in the western province of Kocaeli.
Evans said he's not concerned about freon leaks because they're easily detected and because the ice is more stable, as it is now being allowed to thaw during the summer.
Freon removes oxygen from the air and would have suffocated the 17 civilians and three seamen who died.
It was fully automatic smoothbore, fired from a can of Freon and had a 3,000 round gravity-fed magazine.
Concurrently, the harmful effect a new pollutant called Freon was having in the atmosphere was beginning to be well understood.
Despite the perils of handling Freon (and some newer substitute refrigerants), recyclers still can capably handle the stream of end-of-life refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners and ensure the metals find a home in a mill or foundry.
Once it's in place on a spacecraft, ENose will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, monitoring the air to make sure that dangerous substances, such as mercury, or coolants, such as Freon, aren't present in the cabin.
The effect of strontium fades as a function of time, temperature, agitation of the melt and the use of aggressive degassing agents, such as chlorine or Freon.
So it has to give up its heat to something even colder--a refrigerant, such as liquid Freon. Now we're getting somewhere, though it may not seem like it, yet.
Perhaps a young Sailor equated a can of Freon to a baby bottle, but, whatever his logic, he now has a new story to tell shipmates-provided he's willing to 'fess up after making such a blunder.