Huffing Freon from AC units can be deadly

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) --- Teenagers have found a new and dangerous way to get high from air conditioning units.

Teens are huffing Freon by tampering with refrigerate ports on outdoor A/C systems and emptying the chemical in plastic bags.

Physicians Assistant Brandon Sanchez said the harmful effects of huffing Freon include brain mass loss, liver damage, cardiovascular issues and even death.

Eric Yost, Office Manager at Winair, said they are making efforts to enforce mandatory locks to be placed on the ports. This way, the only people that will have access to it are contractors and the home owners.

If you know someone who has huffed the chemical, call 911 immediately and until emergency medical services arrive, check the victims airway, breathing and circulation.

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