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Also, refrigerators were dangerous. When a refrigerator unit leaked aboard a train moving cross country, little harm was done. However, when the units leaked liquid chemicals inside an enclosed commercial or home kitchen, the result could be a deadly fire or explosion. After several fatal accidents involving leaks, Frigidaire, General Motors and DuPont joined forces to provide consumers with a safer solution. Their solution resulted in the creation of a new cooling agent named Freon. Unlike former cooling solutions, Freon was colorless, odorless, nonflammable, noncorrosive, and most important of all, nontoxic. By the 70s and 80s, scientists discovered that CFC-compound gases (such as Freon) were destroying the vital ozone layer overhead. As worldwide concern mounted in the early 90s, the use of Freon was banned in order to protect the world’s atmosphere. Ever since then, modern refrigerators all use variations of tetrafluoroethane as a safe refrigerant. The implementation of refrigerators into our homes has increased our quality of life by allowing us to eat better, fresher foods. Diets evolved when people could purchase and eat fresher foods year-round instead of relying on canned and cured foods in the winter. ESSAY 1 3
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Local supermarket offerings diversified, making it possible for foods grown or produced locally and in distant countries to end up next to each other in the same home refrigerator.
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  • Fall '19
  • Greenhouse gas, Heat Pump, Refrigerator, Freon

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