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Is Freon from refrigerator dangerous?
Last Updated: 11th January, 2020
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In respect to this, can a Freon leak hurt you?
A Freon leak inside your home can cause mild symptoms such as dizziness and shortness of breath, but these will generally show up only if you're near the leak for an extended period. It's also possible for your air conditioner to leak out all its refrigerant with no harm to you whatsoever.
Similarly, what does freon smell like in a refrigerator? The Smell. Freon has been described as possessing a very pungent ozone or gasoline smell as well as smelling like cosmetic nail polish remover. However, leaked Freon needs to be replaced by a technician. In the meantime, open some widows to allow the scent to dissipate.
Just so, can Freon leak out of a refrigerator?
Freon is kept within a contained, pressurized system within your fridge, so it should never “run out” or need to be topped off. If your refrigerator is leaking Freon, it is usually due to a puncture, which makes it unlikely during normal operation in a kitchen.
Does Freon contaminate food?
Hello. You need not worry about the food. Even though it is contaminated with Freon, it is still safe. Freon will cause harm only if a large amount of the gas is 'inhaled'.