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As a result of this occurrence, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau issues the following recommendations:

R20010085
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority review the potential side effects on humans of a mix or cocktail of HFC-134a refrigerant, in its gaseous form, and the associated airconditioning system lubricant. If that review finds the use of such materials is significantly adverse to human health, the use of HFC-134a refrigerant and its associated lubricant as an airconditioning refrigerant in aircraft should also be reviewed.

R20010124
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority advise the aviation industry of the potential side effects on humans of the mix or cocktail of HFC-134a refrigerant, in its gaseous form, and the associated lubricant.

R20010086
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States review the potential side effects on humans of a mix or cocktail of HFC-134a refrigerant, in its gaseous form, and the associated airconditioning system lubricant. If that review finds the use of such materials is significantly adverse to human health, the use of HFC-134a refrigerant and its associated lubricant as an airconditioning refrigerant in aircraft should also be reviewed.

R20010087
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that Raytheon Aircraft Company review the potential side effects on humans of a mix or cocktail of HFC-134a refrigerant, in its gaseous form, and the associated airconditioning system lubricant. If that review finds the use of such materials is significantly adverse to human health, the use of HFC-134a refrigerant and its associated lubricant as an airconditioning refrigerant in aircraft should also be reviewed.

 
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