One of the largest misconceptions about trifluoroacetic acid is that it’s harmful to the environment. But the truth is quite the contrary.
globalFACT debunks this myth and others in FACT CHECK: Setting the Record Straight on TFA. Start reading below:
The impact of manmade TFA is minimal. Consider this: if all the A/C units in all the world’s cars were equipped with
HFO-1234yf, it would result in a 0.04% increase in the amount of TFA. So while it is true that TFA can be created
by manmade sources—either through its direct production or indirectly from the production or degradation of other
substances—the scale of that production and its resulting environmental impact is inconsequential.