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    Question freon leaks

    hi, I am a explorer and i am listing to my department get toned out to a refrigerator leaking freon (sp?). I am curious as to what the dangers are and what you would do if you were called out on this.

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    Id bust out my handy niosh pocket guide! There's a bunch of freon listings, but this is the first one.

    Fluorotrichloromethane

    CAS
    75-69-4
    CCl3F

    RTECS
    PB6125000
    Synonyms & Trade Names

    Freon® 11; Monofluorotrichloromethane; Refrigerant 11; Trichlorofluoromethane; Trichloromonofluoromethane
    DOT ID & Guide
    Exposure
    Limits
    NIOSH REL: C 1000 ppm (5600 mg/m3)
    OSHA PEL†: TWA 1000 ppm (5600 mg/m3)
    IDLH
    2000 ppm See: 75694
    Conversion
    1 ppm = 5.62 mg/m3
    Physical Description
    Colorless to water-white, nearly odorless liquid or gas (above 75°F).
    MW: 137.4
    BP: 75°F
    FRZ: -168°F
    Sol(75°F): 0.1%
    VP: 690 mmHg
    IP: 11.77 eV
    RGasD: 4.74
    Sp.Gr: 1.47 (Liquid at 75°F)
    Fl.P: NA
    UEL: NA
    LEL: NA

    Noncombustible Liquid Nonflammable Gas
    Incompatibilities & Reactivities

    Chemically-active metals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, powdered aluminum, zinc, magnesium & lithium shavings; granular barium
    Measurement Methods
    NIOSH 1006
    See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
    Personal Protection & Sanitation
    (See protection)
    Skin: Prevent skin contact
    Eyes: Prevent eye contact
    Wash skin: No recommendation
    Remove: When wet or contaminated
    Change: No recommendation
    Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench

    First Aid
    (See procedures)
    Eye: Irrigate immediately
    Skin: Water flush immediately
    Breathing: Respiratory support
    Swallow: Medical attention immediately
    Respirator Recommendations
    NIOSH/OSHA
    Up to 2000 ppm:
    (APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
    (APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
    Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
    (APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
    (APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
    Escape:
    (APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
    Important additional information about respirator selection
    Exposure Routes
    inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
    Symptoms
    Incoordination, tremor; dermatitis; cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest; asphyxia; liquid: frostbite
    Target Organs
    Skin, respiratory system, cardiovascular system

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    thanks quint

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    ? Unplug refridgerator ? I think the big threat might be from the oil in the refridgerant making a mess, and possibly spraying on a hot fan motor, or hot compressor motor..

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