Skip to comments.Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out (Ozone means nothing when you're dead)
Posted on 05/30/2008 5:39:41 PM PDT by tobyhill
FRIDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma inhalers that contain the drug albuterol to relax the airways also contain chemicals that harm the ozone layer. And these inhalers won't be available after this year, so U.S. health officials are urging patients to switch to alternative inhalers now.
Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, are widely used to propel inhaled drugs into the lungs. However, products containing CFCs are being phased out, because the chemicals damage the Earth's protective ozone layer. CFC inhalers are being replaced by inhalers powered by HFAs, or hydrofluoroalkanes, which are ozone-friendly.
The change to HFA-powered inhalers has been in the works for several years, but the FDA issued an advisory on Friday, urging patients still using CFC inhalers to switch now. Inhalers containing CFCs will not be available after Dec. 31.
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actually I wonder about those people who are sensitive to Florescent and halogen lights.
Will the envirowackos be as compulsive as they were with peanut shells?
Or will it be the needs of the many must sacrafice the few.
Control All Levels of Government
Control Fuel Production & Availability
Control Food Production & Distribution
Albuterol has been available in HFA propellants for quite some time now. The real scandal is with salmeterol, which doesn’t adapt well to HFA. It’s been replaced in the U.S. by a dry powder form that the user sucks into the lungs—not nearly as effective as the aerosolized version. I know from experience. I used Serevent Inhaler for several years, and was asthma-free. When the aerosolized version went off the market, I was forced to use the dry-powder variant, which didn’t work anywhere near as well. I can no longer call myself asthma-free, thanks to efforts by Glaxo to “save the ozone layer.”
When did this come before the people for a vote?
If greenhouse gases is the biggest problem facing mankind, why are we trying to fix the ozone hole which just serves to keep all those greenhouse gases in???
screw the sick people, the mother earth needs more worshipping.
Thanks for the information. I’ve saved it.
Aw crap, I need to get my albuterol inhalers now.
Save the asthma sufferers!
Well I’d assume you suck in a deep breath as you press the cylinder. That should take care of it getting into your lungs.
The anti-human environazis actually see it as a good thing that people will die from their envirofascist laws. At the root of their ideology is the desire to kill as many people as possible and to lower the living standard of those they can't manage to kill. All of their talk about saving the environment is just to fool people.
They won’t be happy until we’re living like a third world country. Except for themselves of course, the elite must live well so as to be able to take care of the rest of us. I read today that certain rat poisons are going to be banned beginning Oct.2009. Too dangerous for children,pets and wildlife. Tell that to the poor (that they care so much about) who have to live with them every day.
True! Those behind getting rid of CFC's will tell you that the rest of us can breathe easier, though. That might not be the best phraseology, but ... well ... you get what they mean.
Dupont, the company that discovered that CFC’s destroy the ozone layer, and introduced NEW refrigerants just when the Dupont patents on CFC’s were getting ready to expire, has decided to promote the Global Warming Hoax because there’s money out there for corporations that sell “solutions.”
Harming the ozone with a pocket inhaler!
Are these people out of their minds.
I use albuterol inhalers and it’s the only thing that really works.
I had better see one those abulance chasing law firm adds saying “if you have suffered... you may be entitled to a settlment. We can all sign up then!
I’ve been stocking up.
“Walgreens quit carrying them last year. “
They still have them at my local Walgreens. I added another one to my stock just last week.