Do you use home oxygen therapy? Oxygen by itself is not flammable, but it can feed a fire. When oxygen is flowing near fabrics like bed and furniture coverings, they can burn more easily.
Because some portable units vent oxygen, it's important to store them safely.
- Keep all liquid oxygen containers upright in well-ventilated spaces and at least 10 feet away from heat and open flame.
- Compressed oxygen cylinders should also be secured and stored in an upright position.
- Do not smoke, or allow visitors to smoke, while using oxygen. It can lead to fire and serious burns.
- Do not cook while using oxygen.
Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the care and use of oxygen equipment.