Electric fireplaces are not the only way to warm up when the heat is high and you’re at home, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning that some are unsafe to use.
The agency says some electric fireplace designs have chemicals that could cause skin and eye irritation, and that people who have asthma may be at higher risk of asthma attacks when using the device.
It also warns that some electric fireplaces could contain harmful chemicals that are present in smoke.
Read more of the ABC’s Food Safety series: “Many of the products we have evaluated for safety and efficacy have chemical ingredients in them that are carcinogenic, which means they can be carcinogenic to people,” Dr Deborah Noyes, the FDA’s assistant secretary for food and safety, told reporters on Thursday.
The FDA is asking manufacturers to inform consumers if their products contain ingredients that could pose a health risk, or if the fireplace could cause problems with their lungs. “
Many people who use these products do not know they are potentially creating a carcinogenic risk, and it is a concern to us.”
The FDA is asking manufacturers to inform consumers if their products contain ingredients that could pose a health risk, or if the fireplace could cause problems with their lungs.
In addition, consumers can contact the FDA if they are concerned about a fire that is not properly extinguished.
In February, the Food and Consumer Agency (FCA) issued a recall of electric firestarters due to concerns about a potentially harmful chemical in them.
The firestarter in question was a product that uses an electric spark that generates an electric current.
It is not the first time the FDA has issued a warning about the dangers of electric fireplace products.
The FDA also issued a public health advisory in 2015, warning that electric fireplace smoke could cause respiratory problems in people with asthma.
It recommends using the fireplace as an alternative to indoor air conditioners if you are allergic to them or have asthma.
“Electronic fireplaces can cause serious health problems if not used properly,” the FDA says on its website.
“It is not necessary to use an electric fireplace if you have asthma or have an asthma related condition such as COPD, COPD or asthma.
If you are using an electric fireplace, make sure it is not a smoke machine.”
The EPA says there are a number ways to warm a fire, and there is no one best way.
“A number of different types of electric or gas fireplace are available,” Dr Noys said.
“There are some that are designed to be used as a fire starter, but they are not intended for residential use, they are designed for outdoor use.”
The agency recommends that people not use any electric fireplace that has a flue, or that has smoke coming out of it.
You can check your local regulations to see if your local health authority has any regulations for use of an electric or natural gas fireplace.