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(BBC-US)   Hey baby, you look hot tonight. No, I mean you look very hot. Like, you're on fire. You have to stop using that paraffin-containing face cream that has been linked to fire deaths. Don't you read the internet?   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-03-19 09:29:11 AM  
This is a horrible problem and these products need a strong warning indicating how dangerous they are!

there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?

Death 1:  Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with

Death 2:  When the flame from his cigarette lighter came into contact with the bedding

Death 3:  John Hills heard he died in a nursing home in Worthing, West Sussex, after setting himself on fire with his pipe


I'm sensing some sort of pattern here...a trend perhaps...something about these situations is common between them...

"To be quite honest I'm really angry because at the inquest, the coroner said that further steps should be taken to give people warnings about this and for nearly 40 more deaths to happen after Philip, I just can't understand it," she said.

Lady:  Your husband smoked, as a smoker myself I can't really fathom what you failed to understand about what he was doing to himself.  The cream just happened to speed things along.
 
2017-03-19 10:18:06 AM  

BumpInTheNight: This is a horrible problem and these products need a strong warning indicating how dangerous they are!

there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?


There was a UK shark death in 1922, apparently.

http://www.sharkattackdata.com/place/united_kingdom
 
2017-03-19 11:33:50 AM  
Hey baby, you look hot tonight. No, I mean you look very hot.

Reported
 
2017-03-19 11:41:12 AM  

BumpInTheNight: This is a horrible problem and these products need a strong warning indicating how dangerous they are!

there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?

Death 1:  Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with

Death 2:  When the flame from his cigarette lighter came into contact with the bedding

Death 3:  John Hills heard he died in a nursing home in Worthing, West Sussex, after setting himself on fire with his pipe

I'm sensing some sort of pattern here...a trend perhaps...something about these situations is common between them...

"To be quite honest I'm really angry because at the inquest, the coroner said that further steps should be taken to give people warnings about this and for nearly 40 more deaths to happen after Philip, I just can't understand it," she said.

Lady:  Your husband smoked, as a smoker myself I can't really fathom what you failed to understand about what he was doing to himself.  The cream just happened to speed things along.


I had a great aunt who had to have oxygen therapy, and she'd light cigs maybe 2 or 3 inches from a tube in her nose providing pure oxygen.  As a kid, I thought it was kind of cool, but at the same time, I understood why we didn't visit her much.
 
2017-03-19 11:43:47 AM  
Wow, this is actually a big deal. I am a burn patient because of a paraffin fire. I had no idea before my injury that paraffin is also known as kerosene and used to make presto logs. To find out this news is really something incredible because I know the devastation and it needs to be made aware of how dangerous paraffin can be. What's also ironic is paraffin wax is used to prevent burn contractures.
 
2017-03-19 11:49:35 AM  
Thats one way to get people to stop smoking.
 
2017-03-19 11:51:30 AM  
I once used parrafin cream.to jerk off.


Once.
 
2017-03-19 11:52:05 AM  
so facials using sterno are out as well?
 
2017-03-19 11:52:49 AM  
...kids call it "Flaming Lips"
 
2017-03-19 11:53:44 AM  

BumpInTheNight: This is a horrible problem and these products need a strong warning indicating how dangerous they are!

there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?

Death 1:  Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with

Death 2:  When the flame from his cigarette lighter came into contact with the bedding

Death 3:  John Hills heard he died in a nursing home in Worthing, West Sussex, after setting himself on fire with his pipe

I'm sensing some sort of pattern here...a trend perhaps...something about these situations is common between them...

"To be quite honest I'm really angry because at the inquest, the coroner said that further steps should be taken to give people warnings about this and for nearly 40 more deaths to happen after Philip, I just can't understand it," she said.

Lady:  Your husband smoked, as a smoker myself I can't really fathom what you failed to understand about what he was doing to himself.  The cream just happened to speed things along.


Have a little more forethought into this. People light candles, use irons, and stovetops. My accidental fire was caused by the wax literally exploding in my face and spreading throughout the kitchen where I kept it by the stove. It took not more than 1 minute for this to happen. Consider while smoking may have been the cause, the report is talking about the residue of the wax on surfaces coming in contact with a heat source. Use a towel with enough residue and go make a cup of tea too close to the heater or stove? Instant inferno.
 
OOF
2017-03-19 12:02:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 12:07:35 PM  
They're blaming the Paraffin? Anything cloth soaked in oil will burn like a torch when it hits flash point.
 
2017-03-19 12:09:55 PM  
Jeebus, the day has come when this meme is accurate

img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 12:18:52 PM  
I recall seeing stories of people bursting into flames because of bug replant and sun screen too.
 
2017-03-19 12:19:52 PM  
BumpInTheNight:
there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?


I suspect that there were fewer shark-related deaths world-wide for the same period.

Googled it......4.2 deaths/year x (2010-2106 year) = 27 deaths, world-wide, for the same period!

Nailed it!
 
2017-03-19 12:21:20 PM  
Hi.
I forgot your name.
Whatever.
My point is...  Whoa! Your head's on fire!

You're On Fire - They Might Be Giants (Official Video)
Youtube VlGNm7_dvz4
 
2017-03-19 12:25:06 PM  
37 deaths? *Yawn* If we were truly worried about dying horrible deaths, we would do something meaningful about the carnage created by irresponsible motorists.
 
2017-03-19 12:25:41 PM  
static.comicvine.com
 
2017-03-19 12:30:17 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: so facials using sterno are out as well?


I was thinking coconut oil based ointments could be as problematic as paraffin
 
2017-03-19 12:33:33 PM  
♪Tell me now baby, is this cream for you
Does it have paraffin in all that goo?
I can give you a lighter.
Whoaaah ooh ooh
You're on fire♫
 
2017-03-19 12:43:21 PM  

TwowheelinTim: 37 deaths? *Yawn* If we were truly worried about dying horrible deaths, we would do something meaningful about the carnage created by irresponsible motorists.


People are aware of the potential for death and injury when they drove a car.

The vast majority of people have no idea that a skin cream could cause them to catch on fire.

It's called making a conscious and informed decision. People should be provided with the information necessary so that they have the ability to choose what risks they are willing to undertake.
 
2017-03-19 12:45:17 PM  

MythDragon: [static.comicvine.com image 291x371]


That's going to be my Halloween costume next year. Fat Ghostrider. I look forward to an excuse to say
"Honey slather me up, then light the match"
 
2017-03-19 12:47:10 PM  
While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label on paraffin products similar of what there is on hairspray. Only hairspray washes out and alcohol burns a short while. The paraffin is a residue that cannot be washed out and burns longer. The danger is not evident to the general public.

Let me show you something: a baby lotion, or as mentioned above a sunscreen, contains the paraffin. It gets in little baby Susie's sheets and clothing. Next thing you know you go to great gammy's 85th birthday and BLAM!! Baby BBQ when Susue sits on her lap to blow out candles.

There is an onus the manufacturers have if they know any potential of flammibility or potential for danger is in their product. Not everyone has an IQ above 79 like the rest of us. A small change could at least reduce the risk and increase awareness.

I can joke about my burn. I amazingly was not scathed so badly as it could have been. I also didn't harm anyone else or their property, which is astonishing. Not everyone is so fortunate.

/spent my time in the burn unit next to children crying in agony
//that is not suffering anyone should go through
///the children's pain, that is
 
2017-03-19 12:55:22 PM  
They lived their lives like a candle in the wind.
 
2017-03-19 12:55:42 PM  

notgonnatellu: Let me show you something: a baby lotion, or as mentioned above a sunscreen, contains the paraffin. It gets in little baby Susie's sheets and clothing. Next thing you know you go to great gammy's 85th birthday and BLAM!! Baby BBQ when Susue sits on her lap to blow out candles.


So what would you have us do?  I doubt there's a listed SPF rating for rib sauce and then you've got a sticky babby to deal with all day before the party.

/making light of being burned to death is my way of dealing with thoughts of such a horrific way to go
 
2017-03-19 12:59:31 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I once used parrafin cream.to jerk off.

Once.


Ya.  Paraffin creams just don't feel right.  Go with PPG, Mineral Oil, or Petrolatum.  But if you're using latex accessories, stick to vegetable oils.

/veteran wanker
 
2017-03-19 12:59:54 PM  

notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label


There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.
 
2017-03-19 01:02:31 PM  

Dadoody: notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label

There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.


img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 01:05:15 PM  
Beauty is pain.
 
2017-03-19 01:10:17 PM  

gar1013: TwowheelinTim: 37 deaths? *Yawn* If we were truly worried about dying horrible deaths, we would do something meaningful about the carnage created by irresponsible motorists.

People are aware of the potential for death and injury when they drove a car.

The vast majority of people have no idea that a skin cream could cause them to catch on fire.

It's called making a conscious and informed decision. People should be provided with the information necessary so that they have the ability to choose what risks they are willing to undertake.


You know how I know you either didn't read the article, or didn't understand what you read?

/the warnings are there and have been for years.
 
2017-03-19 01:12:57 PM  

Dadoody: notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label

There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.


Obvious vs. Not so obvious.

Honest question: do you know how many products in your home are flammible or have the potential for flammibility. Lotion seems like a fairly beningn item, correct? Should wash out after each laundering? How about your neighbor the massage therapist who uses an oil with linseed and puts the sheets in the hamper until they're ready to wash while she goes on vacation?

C'mon...really? Apples and oranges.
 
2017-03-19 01:19:01 PM  

TwowheelinTim: gar1013: TwowheelinTim: 37 deaths? *Yawn* If we were truly worried about dying horrible deaths, we would do something meaningful about the carnage created by irresponsible motorists.

People are aware of the potential for death and injury when they drove a car.

The vast majority of people have no idea that a skin cream could cause them to catch on fire.

It's called making a conscious and informed decision. People should be provided with the information necessary so that they have the ability to choose what risks they are willing to undertake.

You know how I know you either didn't read the article, or didn't understand what you read?

/the warnings are there and have been for years.


I don't see where it said years, I saw where it said they had to finally put the warnings on after the incidents occured.

Fun fact: the nation's leading burn research and treatment center I was treated at unit did not know about this risk. Go on...call them.
 
2017-03-19 01:31:35 PM  

notgonnatellu: Dadoody: notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label

There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.

Obvious vs. Not so obvious.

Honest question: do you know how many products in your home are flammible or have the potential for flammibility. Lotion seems like a fairly beningn item, correct? Should wash out after each laundering? How about your neighbor the massage therapist who uses an oil with linseed and puts the sheets in the hamper until they're ready to wash while she goes on vacation?

C'mon...really? Apples and oranges.


My foot.

You ever made your own torch? It's simply a cotton rag soaked in oil.

What someone has such bad hygiene along with a smoking habit, their whole life is a poorly thought out, and calling out the paraffin labeling or lack of, of all things, is idiotic when it should be common sense, but morons will be morons.
 
2017-03-19 01:46:00 PM  

Loucifer: They lived their lives like a candle in the wind.


Would have gone with the Like Tears in the Rain" scene

/"...and you have burned so very very brightly"
 
2017-03-19 01:49:00 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Like Tears in the Rain"


Oops, wrong Bladerunner scene
 
2017-03-19 01:51:15 PM  

Dadoody: notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label

There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.


Your argument of "where does it stop" dismisses all labeling as frivolous and ignores the fact that some labeling is appropriate for smart people that want to make informed decisions. Manufacturers fought having to put nutritional information on their products as an economic and competitive burden, and fought listing ingredients before that. If you claim those were bad ideas, no one can have a honest discussion with you.
There's a spectrum, and we can debate where this proposal lies. Set a match to pure olive oil, which is intended to be ingested, it will not ignite. Set a match to a shirt worn after applying Epismolgisterethestrin(tm), will it ignite? The ingredients list paraffin as an inactive ingredient, but is it 1%? 49%? At what point do we expect smart people to figure out that warm wash won't remove paraffin residue, but hot wash will? Does a smart person need to research every word on the label on an Internet that can even get vaccines and autism right?

Here's the real question: Is it reasonable for a person applying a cream prescribed by their physician to assume there is no significant risk not mentioned by the physician, the packaging, or the 4,000 word pamphlet in the box?
 
2017-03-19 01:55:54 PM  

Dadoody: notgonnatellu: Dadoody: notgonnatellu: While I'm sensing a great deal of welcome to Fark on this topic, death shouldn't be the focus here. Fires and serious burn injuries can be prevented. At minimum there needs to be a warning label

There needs to be a push for reasoning and broader thinking that people need to do. I'm sorry that there are so many idiots out there, but slapping labels on EVERYTHING helps no one. Some politician in California is trying to pass a bill right now that mandates a "guns are dangerous" label on guns (no shiat).

Oil burns labels on what? Everything? Olive oil to paraffin?

Don't slam the door on your extremities label?

Don't step on broken glass if this cup falls and shatters label?

How about a giant permanent label on your windshield that explains how cars moving at high speed are dangerous and to drive with care?

There's an infinite number of things to label, because humans are infinitely stupid. We'd be labeling the trees themselves soon enough.

Obvious vs. Not so obvious.

Honest question: do you know how many products in your home are flammible or have the potential for flammibility. Lotion seems like a fairly beningn item, correct? Should wash out after each laundering? How about your neighbor the massage therapist who uses an oil with linseed and puts the sheets in the hamper until they're ready to wash while she goes on vacation?

C'mon...really? Apples and oranges.

My foot.

You ever made your own torch? It's simply a cotton rag soaked in oil.

What someone has such bad hygiene along with a smoking habit, their whole life is a poorly thought out, and calling out the paraffin labeling or lack of, of all things, is idiotic when it should be common sense, but morons will be morons.


I want you to explain to everyone here how someone in a hospital or infirmary would have that bad hygiene.  Chances are, the medical staff gave that stuff to the smoker.  I fully believe you did not read the article nor can you accept a different opinion than yours.  Fer cryin' out loud, you're disagreeing with someone who has 1st hand experience!  Do you also argue rocket science with a rocket scientist?
 
2017-03-19 04:00:24 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Vlad_the_Inaner: Like Tears in the Rain"

Oops, wrong Bladerunner scene


s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2017-03-19 04:20:36 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-19 05:13:33 PM  

rosekolodny: Vlad_the_Inaner: Vlad_the_Inaner: Like Tears in the Rain"

Oops, wrong Bladerunner scene

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 500x346]


It sort of Stings,
 
2017-03-19 05:35:01 PM  

notgonnatellu: BumpInTheNight: This is a horrible problem and these products need a strong warning indicating how dangerous they are!

there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010
Is that more or less then shark related deaths in England?

Death 1:  Philip died after accidentally setting himself on fire at Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2006 when sparks from a cigarette reacted with

Death 2:  When the flame from his cigarette lighter came into contact with the bedding

Death 3:  John Hills heard he died in a nursing home in Worthing, West Sussex, after setting himself on fire with his pipe

I'm sensing some sort of pattern here...a trend perhaps...something about these situations is common between them...

"To be quite honest I'm really angry because at the inquest, the coroner said that further steps should be taken to give people warnings about this and for nearly 40 more deaths to happen after Philip, I just can't understand it," she said.

Lady:  Your husband smoked, as a smoker myself I can't really fathom what you failed to understand about what he was doing to himself.  The cream just happened to speed things along.

Have a little more forethought into this. People light candles, use irons, and stovetops. My accidental fire was caused by the wax literally exploding in my face and spreading throughout the kitchen where I kept it by the stove. It took not more than 1 minute for this to happen. Consider while smoking may have been the cause, the report is talking about the residue of the wax on surfaces coming in contact with a heat source. Use a towel with enough residue and go make a cup of tea too close to the heater or stove? Instant inferno.


You stored wax next to the stove???
 
2017-03-19 06:42:20 PM  

Feel_the_velvet: Hey baby, you look hot tonight. No, I mean you look very hot.

Reported


Picture Rick Ocasic  of the Cars singing "your all I've got tonight" to his preferred hand.
 
2017-03-19 07:44:04 PM  
FrancoFile:

You stored wax next to the stove???

That's what I'm wondering. That's not very smart.
 
2017-03-19 08:26:27 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: rosekolodny: Vlad_the_Inaner: Vlad_the_Inaner: Like Tears in the Rain"

Oops, wrong Bladerunner scene

[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 500x346]

It sort of Stings,


I'm not Dune too well tonight
 
2017-03-19 09:10:10 PM  
as paraffin is invisible and can accumulate over time.

So, wouldn't it be vanishing cream then?
 
2017-03-19 10:44:25 PM  

stuffy: Thats one way to get people to stop smoking.


Give him some more time, he's still smoldering.  On the bright side, he's half cremated.
 
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