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Causes Of E-cigarette Explosions

Smoking e-cigarettes, also known as "vaping," is a rapidly growing alternative to smoking cigarettes in the U.S. Introduced to the market in 2007, sales of e-cigarettes are estimated to be worth around $1.5 billion each year in the U.S. alone, with more than 2.5 million Americans using the products. They're marketed as the healthier alternative to regular cigarettes, and are primarily used by people attempting to cut back or quit their smoking habits. 

Clothing Fires: Flammability Hazards To Be Aware Of

Burns are traumatic, life-changing injuries. While the safest advice is to avoid fire altogether, that isn't possible for most of us. If you're ever in a situation where fire is a danger, it's important to make sure you've taken as many safety precautions as possible to prevent greater injury. An easy way to do that is to make sure the clothing on your back won't fuel the flames and go up in a flash.

E-cigarettes Pose Fire And Burn Hazards

Since their debut on the market in 2007, e-cigarettes have been gaining popularity across the nation. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that over 2.5 million Americans use this device and the number of users is estimated to grow. Marketers highlight e-cigarettes as the safer alternative to regular cigarettes because they use vapor instead of smoke and allegedly have less nicotine. However, recent reports show that these products may pose risks of fires and burns.

6 Fire Hazards In Your Home Right Now

A majority of fires take place in the home. These fires can cause serious property damage, injuries, and death. Many individuals may not realize how dangerous their home can currently be. A home can have multiple fire hazards at any given moment. It is important to realize what these dangers are and how you can protect your home.

The Dangers Of Space Heaters

When winter rolls around, a space heater sounds like a wonderful option for some homes. If a house is too big to use central heating or if homeowners simply want to save money, space heaters offer an alternative to getting homes warm and toasty. These devices are portable devices that you can place in the room that you want to heat up. However, while portable heaters can seem like a great alternative, they have the potential to cause extensive harm and damage. 

How To Use A Pressure Cooker Safely

Pressure cookers can be very helpful when you do not have a lot of time but want to enjoy a nutritious meal. The device allows you to expedite the cooking process by heating food with pressure. However, if not careful, pressure cookers can cause extensive damage and burns. To help you enjoy your appliance, we have listed some helpful tips to protect you from potential pressure cooker injuries. 

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