Could Your Face Lotion Be Flammable?

Опубликовано 13 февраля 2018, 2:00
Hairspray. Nail polish remover. That polyester wig you bought for Halloween. There are some beauty products you know to be flammable, but skin care? Not so much. However, a new report says the use of balms and ointments containing a certain ingredient could be responsible for dozens of fire-related deaths. A BBC investigation has revealed that, since 2010, 37 deaths in England may have been linked to the use of skin-care formulas that contain paraffin. The waxy substance is known to be flammable — it's literally the first adjective in the Oxford dictionary's definition of paraffin — but warnings on product labels are scant.

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