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Doctor insights on: Propane Heat

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Are there adverse effects to our health from heating our home with propane gas?

Are there adverse effects to our health from heating our home with propane gas?

No: Provided the propane service is appropriately installed and ventilated, there should be no adverse effects. ...Read more

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Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

It can kill: Propane heaters release carbon monoxide (CO) and are responsible for many deaths every year in the US. CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is poisonous. Propane / kerosene or any fuel heater must be used in a well ventilated space or with a proper exhaust system. Early signs of CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, irritability and confusion. Even low doses can do permanent brain injury. ...Read more

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Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

Can the use of a propane heater at home cause any health problems to a baby?

HEATER: Propane heater provides dry heat so humidity has to be maintained by using vaporizer to help baby not get sick. ...Read more

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Can you get poisoning from propane fumes?

Can you get poisoning from propane fumes?

Propane fumes: Yes. Poisoning depends on the amount of propane fumes, the length of time of exposure, the concentration of the fumes, whether there is any ventilation, and the age and health of the person exposed. ...Read more

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What if I have a propane tank, after a wildfire has passed?

Inspect: If you have a propane tank system, contact a propane supplier. Turn off valves on the system, and leave valves closed until the supplier inspects your system. ...Read more

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As long as I use a vaporizer I can use an indoor propane heater?

As long as I use a vaporizer I can use an indoor propane heater?

There's a lot of: issues with this. There has to be enough ventilation, the production of carbon monoxide needs to be checked. A lot of people have reactive lungs to the fumes and that's damaging even with the nebulizer ...Read more

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How can I properly store disposable propane bottles for emergency preparedness purposes?

How can I properly store disposable propane bottles for emergency preparedness purposes?

Re-direct: this is not an appropriate question for a medical board. You can get a better, more informed, and more detailed answer from your local fire department. ...Read more