Burning Scrap Wood

Can I burn scrap plywood in my fireplace, or is it toxic?

Andy Rae:┬áBurn away. It’s as safe as burning solid wood assuming you don’t put your head in the firebox and breathe the fumes. The fierce heat of the fire destroys all suspect ingredients. The only toxic items in your fireplace will be all the normal carcinogens found in the smoke of a typical log-burning fireplace.

Carol Reed: Sure, but it smells awful!

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