can i put a pencil in the fireplace without any toxic fumes?
- STEPHENLv 71 month ago
Is the pencil painted or varnished? If so burning it will produce toxic fumes.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yeah safe. It is only wood.
- 1 month ago
Only if you refrain from stabbing it through your forehead afterwards.
- elhighLv 71 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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- oil field trashLv 71 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.
The paint is also non toxic since people are known to chew or them from time to time