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BC Hydro: Overview Of Portable Electric Space Heaters
BC Hydro fact sheet on portable electric space heaters describes features, considerations, safety, and operation of electric element, liquid filled, ceramic, metal rod, & quartz. (PDF)

US DOE: Overview Of Portable Heaters
US Department Of Energy provides a brief overview of portable space heaters and tips for purchasing and safety.
Issues & Performance

CPSC: Safety Tips For Electric Space Heaters
US Consumer Products Safety Commission gives statistics on fires and deaths caused by electric space heaters, and tips for using them properly. (PDF)

CSA: Safe Use Of Fan-Forced Electric Portable Space Heaters
Canadian Standards Association offers tips for safe use of cord-connected, fan-forced electric space heaters. (PDF)
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