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    Elmer's glue is a form of polyvinyl acetate (PVA), which should never be burned. It is basically like burning plastic and will emit toxic fumes.

    People should be aware that paper logs are so harmful to health and the environment, that they are illegal in some places. This column from a Seattle paper describes why: "The reason burning compressed paper as fuel is illegal is because it contributes significantly to dangerous air pollution in your neighborhood.Of eight fuel types rated by the Environmental Protection Agency, newspaper logs ranked third worst for particulates (tiny particles that float around in the air and cause big problems for asthmatics and others with respiratory conditions), and worst of all for carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas that causes problems for everyone). And although black ink burns fairly completely, toxic metals such as lead, chromium and cadmium commonly found in colored ink supplements can go u...

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    People should be aware that paper logs are so harmful to health and the environment, that they are illegal in some places. This column from a Seattle paper describes why: "The reason burning compressed paper as fuel is illegal is because it contributes significantly to dangerous air pollution in your neighborhood.Of eight fuel types rated by the Environmental Protection Agency, newspaper logs ranked third worst for particulates (tiny particles that float around in the air and cause big problems for asthmatics and others with respiratory conditions), and worst of all for carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas that causes problems for everyone). And although black ink burns fairly completely, toxic metals such as lead, chromium and cadmium commonly found in colored ink supplements can go up your chimney to redeposit in the neighborhood." http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archiv...

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