Are Heating Oil Fumes Dangerous?

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Heating oil fumes are generally dangerous as they are rich in carbon monoxide and other toxic gases. These fumes can cause side effects such as nausea, dizziness, increased blood pressure, breathing difficulties and headaches among many others. Very high concentration of carbon monoxide can lead to suffocation.
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1 Additional Answer
Heating oil fumes are toxic and flammable because they are petroleum products. Heating oil fumes can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. They also lead to difficulty concentrating, dizziness, headaches and nausea. Additionally, these oils can spark great fires leading to destruction of property and lives.
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