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Oxygen makes things burn much faster. Think of what happens when you blow into a fire; it makes the flame bigger. If you are using oxygen in your home, you must take extra care to stay safe from fires and objects that might burn.
American Lung Association. Oxygen Therapy. www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-procedures-and-tests/oxygen-therapy/. Updated Match 24, 2020. Accessed May 23, 2020.
American Thoracic Society website. Oxygen therapy. www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/oxygen-therapy.pdf. Updated April 2016. Accessed January 28, 2020.
National Fire Protection Association website. Medical oxygen safety. www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/Public-Education/Resources/Safety-tip-sheets/OxygenSafety.ashx. Updated July 2016. Accessed January 28, 2020.