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Household Items That You Didn’t Know Are Flammable

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The number of house fires per year is around 350,000 with around 2,510 civilian deaths caused by those fires. Naturally, with those statistics in mind it makes sense for people to take care of their home safety by knowing which items in their house are flammable. While some objects are easily discernible as flammable, others are not so easy to know about. This is why we have compiled a list of some easily forgotten flammable items in your home.

1. Aerosols

Any aerosol can you have in your home, whether it is your hair spray, a cooking oil or a bug repellant is highly flammable. This is because the contents in those cans are kept under pressure. If it comes in contact with fire then the contents in these bottles can actually explode.

2. Polish

Shoe polish, nail polish (and remover) and even furniture polish can actually be very flammable. This is because of all the waxes, additives and chemicals included in these products.

3. Ping Pong Balls

Ping Pong balls are made of celluloid, this is a highly flammable material that when exposed to high heat can be very dangerous. As such, next time you are playing ping pong, or beer pong for that matter make sure there are no flames around.