moisture in the air to condense on the cold fins of the evaporator.
Sometimes I see a white vapour streaming from my car's air-conditioner vents?
Sometimes we see a white vapour coming from the AC vents, the system is still operating OK, is it refrigerant and is it harmful to me?
It is very unlikely that it is escaping refrigerant.
The refrigerant gas is not normally visible to the naked eye, for you to see escaping gas, it would have to be the liquefied refrigerant escaping, this would require a very large leak and most likely the system would have shut down before this would occur.
If this was the case, your system would become completely empty within an hour or two, most likely within minutes.
This white vapour you have seen is more likely caused by humidity, what you would be seeing is actually tiny water droplets that have condensed out of the hot, humid air, when it was cooled, it quickly disappears as it mixes with the air already in the cabin.
The vapour is not harmful and shouldn’t last long, but by switching to recycled air from inside your car will often stop water vapour forming