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post #6 of Old 12-11-2006
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Originally Posted by feetup
Is there a problem with carbon monoxide using kerosine like there is with white gas as used in camp stoves?

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Good question - worthy of a debate.
Remember the reported CO poisoning deaths, resulting from those portable kerosine space heaters, popular during the '70s oil crisis? For years now, the use of kerosine heaters in home sleeping areas has been prohibited in most (if not all) US states.

I would think that boaters are more at risk of CO poisoning due to the confined areas of most boats. I would also be especially concerned with kerosine in cooktops - since galleys of smaller to mid-size boats, normally have no fume extraction equipment.

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