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Is it okay to use a cellphone beside lpg tank (Liquefied petroleum gas tank)? Can it...

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yanie8888 | Student, Grade 12 | Salutatorian

Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:09 AM via iOS

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Is it okay to use a cellphone beside lpg tank (Liquefied petroleum gas tank)? Can it cause a fire?

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steveschoen | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted August 27, 2013 at 12:19 AM (Answer #1)

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I am not sure what you mean by lpg, but, if it means Liquefied petroleum gas (as I inserted in your question), then the show Mythbusters had a show about this one day.  I copied the link to a youtube video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw6-PhvcS3M

In short, can it cause a fire?  Sure, if used for such a purpose.  But, according to the video, under normal use, according to Mythbusters, a cell phone just does not ignite gas.

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