Halons (CxHyXz; X: F, Cl, B, I)


  • colourless and odourless gases

Main sources

  • use and inappropriate disposal of products with halons
  • aerosol cans
  • synthetic foam
  • refrigeration
  • technical cleaning
  • fire protection

Thresholds for the reporting requirement of facilities in accordance with Annex 2 PRTRO

(Ordinance on the Register relating to Pollutant Release and the Transfer of Waste and of Pollutants in Waste Water)

  • Air               1 kg/year
  • Water           -
  • Soil               -


  • not toxic to humans and animals in normally occurring concentrations
  • major cause of ozone layer depletion
  • contributes to the greenhouse gas effect
  • affects the climate

    Further information

    Last modification 16.12.2016

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