Friday, December 25, 2009

Protecting the Environment

Last year, major changes in asthma inhalers took place to reduce the number of chlorofluorocarbons (CFS) in inhalers. CFS are harmful to the environment because they deplete the ozone layer. The ozone layer above earth that protects us from harmful rays for the sun.

Before last year, just about all asthma inhallers contained CFS. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer states that devices containing CFS can not be manufactured in the United States after December 31, 2009.

How will this affect you? All over the counter asthma medications & Intal will be discontinued.

Make sure you aren't caught without your quick relief asthma medication. Talk to your doctor about getting a perscription for an inhaler without CFS.

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