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Fire risk of emollients is high - regardless of paraffin contentFire risk of emollients is high - regardless of paraffin content

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recommended that labelling and product information for emollient products should include a warning about fire hazards and give clear advice about managing risks.

It was previously thought the risk occurred with emollients which contain more than 50% paraffins. However, the MHRA now say that the evidence shows there is a risk with emollients which contain lower levels of paraffin, and even with emollients which are paraffin-free. The advice on managing fire risks therefore applies to all emollients whether they contain paraffin or not.

UKHA guidance on emollients will be updated in due course.

Read MHRA press release

UKHCA Guidance for Homecare Providers on Emollient Products


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