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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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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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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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Are heaters dangerous on our respiratory system?

Are heaters dangerous on our respiratory system?

Falling on chest?: Seriously, propane or other combustion in an enclosed space can cause carbon monoxide buildup and death. Electric is thought to dry the air ; annoy nasal passages/upper airways. Practically speaking, all are ok as long as used properly, may consider moisturizing air if dry ; be sure ventilated if small / tight space. ...Read more

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Been using space heater close to my skin for 2 months. I've stopped but my skin hurts, what should i do?

Been using space heater close to my skin for 2 months. I've stopped but my skin hurts, what should i do?

Erythema ab igne: No more sitting close to the heater. Soak in shower-not too hot--and rub in moisturizer lotion. A little cool water may help. ...Read more

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Why did people traditionally do spring cleaning? Dustmites or toxins from heaters?

Why did people traditionally do spring cleaning? Dustmites or toxins from heaters?

Ask them: I would imagine a lot of dust, household chemicals etc can build up all winter while the doors and windows are closed. Opening the windows will vent all of that. Dust mites are a little trickier to get rid of. But of course open windows bring new dust and allergens. And possibly new insects. So you kinda need to know what you yourself want out of it. Personally i enjoy the fresh air. ...Read more

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What would cause a sensation of warmth on my back? It feels like I have my back pressed against a heater.

What would cause a sensation of warmth on my back? It feels like I have my back pressed against a heater.

Nerve: If the sensation is only on one side an irritable/slightly inflamed superficial nerve could be causing this sensation. I assume there is no skin discoloration which rules out skin inflammation as a cause. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can my home water heater also be a source of ldb contamination?

No.: Not typically. Small water systems and those at temps above 120 f are not a significant source of contamination. ...Read more

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