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Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Generally Yes

They are generally safe.
However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns.

In brief: Generally Yes

They are generally safe.
However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns.
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