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Will kerosene heater fumes prove dangerous if exposed for a long term?

are kerosene heater fumes dangerous if exposed long term? I plan to use it in the garage and do some work there, I plan to leave the door open for ventilation as per instructions. I use the K1 kerosene which clear and refined for indoor use. I just bought a modern kerosene heater and already used it there a couple of times also inside my house because it is very efficient. I have a 5 year old kid in the house, can it harm him, especially in the developmental stage. I have read that the japanese has used this for primary heating in their house for years. thanks
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.

Yes,kerosene fumes can be harmful.
Both short term and long term exposure to kerosene fumes can be harmful.

It can cause asthma like illness in children and chronic bronchitis or COPD like illness in adults.

Hence it is better to avoid such smokes.
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Answered: Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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