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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:45 am 
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Old-fashioned asthma inhalers that contain environment-harming chemicals will no longer be sold at year's end — and the government is urging patients not to wait until the last minute to switch to newer alternatives.

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Chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, once were widely used to propel the drug into the lungs. But CFC-containing consumer products are being phased out because CFCs damage the Earth's protective ozone layer. As of Dec. 31, asthma inhalers with CFCs can no longer be made or sold in the U.S. Inhalers instead will be powered by ozone-friendly HFAs, or hydrofluoroalkanes.


http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gYxV ... QD9109J680

Our daughters medicine is in the HFA form and this article is an American article but I know we have many members from the US.

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