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Description:This home’s interior, though beautiful, houses a potential hazard on many levels, therefore, special care need be taken in order to safely operate this wood-burning stove, for not only does it generate a terrific amount of heat, it does so using flame, rather than electricity, which is much more difficult to control. This woman was about to place what appears to be a piece or treated lumber into the stove as fuel.

Ventilation is also an important thing to consider, and this woman, was about to put inappropriate types of wood into the stove as fuel. An important point which might escape its operator, only specific types of wood may be burned as fuel. This wood, which will readily burn, will also release toxic gases when incinerated. It is for this reason that varnished wood, painted wood, and scrap lumber must not be used as fuel. Use only recommended logs, and firelogs, i.e., Duraflame®, as fuel, a number of which can be seen stored in a background container at a safe distance! Keep no refuse in the immediate area, and keep all children at a safe distance, out of the range of burning embers, and cooking foods atop the stove.

Keywords: Child safety; Parents; Cleanliness; Ventilation; Appropriate flooring; Floor tiles; Airborne particulates; Antiques; Air pollution; Chimney fires; Creosote build-up; Hispanic; Latin-American; Environmental Health; NCEH

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dawn Arlotta
Creation Date:2009
Photo Credit:Cade Martin
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