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Yes, because the safety systems that are required for furnaces and water heaters are not standard on stoves and ovens. Conventional gas-burning furnaces and hot water heaters include two design elements to prevent build-up of carbon monoxide (poison hazard) and natural gas (explosion hazard) inside the house: A flame sensor checks if the gas is burning. If ...


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It's not a bad idea, but tuna cans, and most other cans, are packed in boxes or wrapped in plastic at the production line and not opened until they reach the store. The greater concern is probably all the humans who handled the can. Humans who carry disease communicable to other humans. And it isn't limited to tuna. Wash your hands. This seems to be a twist ...


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According Non-Fire Carbon Monoxide Deaths Associated with the Use of Consumer Products 2003 and 2004 Annual Estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: In the US, deaths due to CO from "Gas Ranges/Ovens" were: 1999: 6 2000: 12 2001: 9 2002: 3 2003: 3 2004: 4 According to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Gas-fired Kitchen Ranges: 51 percent ...


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Cherries are known to contain compounds are toxic in high enough dosages. But that ingredient is unlikely to be what caused this man's hospitalization. Who is the source? B92.org is the website of a Serbian media outlet, that has been around since 1989. They are the largest media outlet in Serbia. I couldn't find any reports of motivation/bias, systemic or ...


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Summary Death rates for cause electric accidents (per million inhabitants and year) do not differ significantly between Ireland (UK type G) and Germany (Schuko), see below (I did not find similar statistics for the UK, nor sufficient detail to break the numbers down to plug/socket vs. other causes of electric accidents). There are at least two safety ...


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While it looks simple to the naked eye, combustion is a ridiculous chemical mess: A detailed kinetic model of propane ignition and combustion in air is developed. The model includes 599 reactions with 92 species and invol ves both the high-temperatureand low-temperature mechanisms of oxidation. This is expected as combustion of a hydrocarbon molecule does ...


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According to another, longer piece in the same newspaper (published on the same day), part of the answer is that mandatory winterization rules are still being drafted by the NERC: Last year, the North American Energy Reliability Corp. began crafting mandatory federal winterization rules for power producers. The process is lengthy, however, and could take ...


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Poison.org says: The dangerous chemical found in the seeds of stone fruits is called amygdalin. Poisoning can occur when the pit and seed are crushed or chewed before swallowing, releasing the amygdalin. Amygdalin is then converted by the body to cyanide. [...] The amount of amygdalin in the seeds of stone fruits varies widely, both between different types ...


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