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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 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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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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What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

Propane Poisoning: Propane is a colorless and odorless flammable gas. This gas takes the place of oxygen is the lungs making it difficuly to breathe. Symptoms are:burning sensation, convulsions, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, nausea, vomiting, and nervousness. Call poison control if this suspected at 1-800-222-1222. ...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

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I'm scared i unknowingly poisoned my family by burning old fencing given away as 'firewood' in nov-dec.Had no $ for propane.What signs might i see?

Depends: If the wood had been treated with a chemical like creosol, burning it will get the chemical vapor in the air which can be quite an irritant. ...Read more

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Changing. Propane tank for a forklift it slipped and slammed into my chest I feel fine didn't even experience anything but I heard the chest is danger?

Changing. Propane tank for a forklift it slipped and slammed into my chest I feel fine didn't even experience anything but I heard the chest is danger?

Chest: The chance that you I'd any significant harm without any symptoms is very slim. Quit worrying and go on with your life. If you start having pain, shortness of breath or any symptoms in your chest in the next day or two get it checked out. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a doctor if I think I was poisoned by propane fumes?

Yes: Anytime you believe you are poisoned by a substance, the sooner you are seen the better. You may think it is propane but could be something else. Why take the risk? Get checked out and the sooner the better. ...Read more

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I have very excessive foul smelling gas daily. Smells like propane gas .Stops me from applying for other jobs.. Wat do you suggest?

I have very excessive foul smelling gas daily. Smells like propane gas .Stops me from applying for other jobs.. Wat do you suggest?

Lactose intolerant: Look at the foods you are eating. Avoid gas producing veggies (like cabbage, broccoli, etc) and dairy products for a while and see if it helps. ...Read more

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Changing a propane tank for a forklift slipped and hit me in the chest should I be worried about the whole heart rhythm thing I feel fine?

Changing a propane tank for a forklift slipped and hit me in the chest should I be worried about the whole heart rhythm thing I feel fine?

Probably unnecessary: to be worried about a low speed impact of this nature. If you are not having symptoms there is very low risk. Be more careful in the future. Maybe make it a two man job rather than doing it independently. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to breath in propane fumes my neighbor downstairs has a leak cause that's all i smell they have a one and seven year old children?

Is it harmful to breath in propane fumes my neighbor downstairs  has a leak cause that's all i smell they have a one and seven year old children?

Get Help!!: Yes, it can be harmful to breathe propane but not as harmful as being in the house or nearby when the accumulated propane explodes. Alert your neighbors right away of the danger of the propane leak. If they don't listen or care, then call the fire department but stay away from that leak until he fixes it and if they continue to expose their children after that, call child protective services. ...Read more

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Changing a propane tank for s forklift it slipped and also into my chest, I didn't lose breath or anything just worried about the heart rhythm danger?

I think this has: already been answered and agreed upon. Here it is again. Probably unnecessary to be worried about a low speed impact of this nature. If you are not having symptoms there is very low risk. Be more careful in the future. Maybe make it a two man job rather than doing it independently. ...Read more