Heptafluoropropane FM-200® poses no acute or chronic hazard when it is handled in accordance with DuPont recommendations and when the exposure is maintained below the recommended exposure limits. DuPont has established the Allowable Exposure Limit (AEL) for FM-200® at 1000 ppm, 8-hr and 12-hr TWA.
However, inhaling high concentrations of heptafluoropropane (FM-200®) vapor may cause temporary nervous system depression with anesthetic effects such as dizziness, headache, confusion, loss of coordination, and even loss of consciousness. Higher exposures to the vapors may cause temporary alteration of the heart’s electrical activity with irregular pulse, palpitations, or inadequate circulation. Intentional misuse or deliberate inhalation may cause death without warning.
If a person is experiencing any of the initial symptoms, they should be moved to fresh air and kept calm. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention. Call 911.