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Perfluorocarbons have been used in various medical applications, both in trials and in routine use, in human subjects, for some forty years, indicating these materials have zero toxicity to humans.

  • Blood extender
  • Eye surgury
  • Wound healing
  • Liquid breathing
  • Ulcer treatment
  • Ultrasound imaging agent
  • Tattoo removal
  • Nasal spray for brain cooling

Additional information

A further tribute to the nature of perfluorodecalin is its use in the lungs of premute babies. See, for example: