A drawback of FM-200 gas is that it warms the atmosphere. GWP coefficient measures 3500, which means that 1 kilo of FM-200 gas warms the atmosphere equally as 3500 kilos of carbon dioxide.

Pursuant to the Air Protection Act and the Regulation on ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases, FM-200 is categorised under replacement agents subject to certain environmental restrictions. The listed restrictions pertain primarily to the issues of service maintenance and disposal.