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Using Paraffin-based Creams Safely

Top tips to stay safe in your home

DO NOT

  1. Do not smoke or allow others to smoke in your home.
  2. Do not use matches, lighters, candles, any open flame or other potential cause of ignition.
  3. Do not cook if there is any chance of your clothing being contaminated with paraffin-based creams.
  4. Do not use paraffin or oil-based creams or liquids on your skin if using oxygen equipment. Speak to your health professional or carer about using water-based creams instead.

DO

  1. Do wash your bedding daily as it may have been saturated with paraffin-based creams.
  2. Do change and wash your clothing daily as they may have been saturated with paraffin-based creams.
  3. Do cover your furniture or airflow cushions with throws to avoid them becoming contaminated but ensure you wash them daily.
  4. Do keep your property clean and clear. Do not let flammable materials, such as paper and fabric, accumulate and keep ovens and hobs free from grease and oil.
  5. Do wash your bedding daily as it may have been saturated with paraffin-based creams.
  6. Do change and wash your clothing daily as they may have been saturated with paraffin-based creams.
  7. Do cover your furniture or airflow cushions with throws to avoid them becoming contaminated but ensure you wash them daily.
  8. Do keep your property clean and clear. Do not let flammable materials, such as paper and fabric, accumulate and keep ovens and hobs free from grease and oil.
  9. Do tell your health care professional or carer if there is a change in your medical or health condition which might compromise your fire safety within your home. Examples: If you are prescribed medications that cause drowsiness, your mobility declines significantly, or you experience memory issues.
  10. Do share this information and advice with other family and friends.

 

Important facts

Using paraffin based creams is safe unless an ignition source, such as a heater, candle or cigarette is introduced. These sources could cause a fire which may result in serious injury or death.

 

 

Remember – stay vigilant around heat, sparks and fire!

 

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Using Paraffin-based Creams Safely (512.95kb) PDF Document - Opens in a new window

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