Health Tip: Be Careful While Using Oxygen
(HealthDay News) -- While you're using at-home oxygen therapy,
remember that you'll need to be very cautious around anything that
has a flame or can ignite.
The ADAM Encyclopedia offers these safety suggestions:
- Make sure there are working smoke detectors throughout your
home, and keep a fire extinguisher handy.
- Never smoke or allow smoking around the oxygen; stay a minimum
of 6 feet from any smoker.
- Keep the oxygen at least 6 feet from any fireplace, stove or
electric appliance such as a hairdryer, electric toothbrush or
razor, electric blanket, electric toy, space heater or electric
- Keep the oxygen as far away as possible from an oven or stove
while cooking, and be very wary of grease splatters.
- Keep the oxygen away from any flammable liquid.
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