can i put a pencil in the fireplace without any toxic fumes?

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  • 1 month ago

    Is the pencil painted or varnished? If so burning it will produce toxic fumes.

    • F
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      1 month agoReport

      A miniscule amount.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yeah safe.  It is only wood.

    • Nuff Sed
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      1 month agoReport

      No, a pencil normally has paint, maybe an eraser, and certainly a bit of graphite, not to mention wood.  Burning any of that creates "smoke", which is toxic.

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  • 1 month ago

    Only if you refrain from stabbing it through your forehead afterwards.

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  • elhigh
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    1 month ago

    That depends. Are we talking about a conventional pencil like you'd use for writing in an elementary school classroom, or something odd like a pencil-type diesel fuel injector?

    If it's a plain old pencil then it will burn with the usual amount of smoke, probably a slightly funky smell from the eraser burning, and the steel ferrule will be left over at the end. The graphite and wood of the pencil will burn up, the clay binder from the pencil lead will be left among the ashes with the ferrule. It won't be a large enough amount for you to be able to pick it out.

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  • 1 month ago

    Assuming it is a normal lead pencil with a wood casing then it will burn without releasing any toxic fumes. The lead in a lead pencil is nothing but carbon in the form of graphite. There is no lead in a lead pencil.

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    The paint is also non toxic since people are known to chew or them from time to time

    • Nuff Sed
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      1 month agoReport

      It's all toxic when you burn it and inhale the smoke.

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