‘Hundreds of deaths’ may be linked to creams

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Hundreds of shoot extinctions may be linked to the use of skin creams containing paraffin, a senior firefighter reminds.

If parties use the ointments regularly but do not often change invests or pillow, paraffin residue can soak into the cloth and act as an accelerant when it comes into contact with a cigarette or a flame from a heater.

A BBC investigation located most pastes do not carry advises despite the risk.

The remedies regulator is deporting a refuge review into the creams.

Last March a BBC investigation detected 37 extinctions were linked to skin creams containing paraffin in England since 2010. It is belief there have been a further eight deaths since November 2016.