On the safety of butane gas dispensers in domestic use the Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters,
at its 10th annual meeting in Athens, Greece, October 29-31, 1998

Butane gas dispensing containers are very common in domestic use in several countries of the Mediterranean Basin,
noting that
these implements are a health hazard, as a frequent and major cause of extensive burns among these populations,
and considering that
there is inadequate legislation and insufficient information on their risks and safe use by the consumer,
the Mediterranean Council for Burns and Fire Disasters resolves to
initiate, study and promote prevention and improved treatment of bums and fire disasters caused by these dispensers,
and calls upon
Governments, national and local authorities, industry and intergovernmental organizations to initiate and strengthen legislation concerning the manufacture and safe use of these products.

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