Is it safe to use a little lattice wood (treated) as kindling, in a wood burning fireplace in a home?

As long as the smoke goes up the chimney, I don't think it would be harmful. Wanted some input on this. Thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Why risk the health issues?

    No way...not reccomended, especially in the house.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is unsafe to burn any treated wood indoors, as the treatment includes some heavy metals(arsenic, etc) which could kill you with enough exposure. However, a few sticks probably won't cause any physical problems.

    Having burned some treated wood in my wood-burning heater, I can vouch for the fact that the symptoms to even moderate exposure include headaches, body pain, and every other type ailment that is usually caused by the flu.

  • leslie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I wouldn't burn it inside if it' pressure treated. It's chemically treated, so don't take a chance. Previously, pressure treated lumber was found to have arsnic in it and had to be removed from playgrounds, so don't take a chance.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NO. Pressure treated wood has arsenic in it. Don't burn it inside.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no do not use any treated wood

  • steve
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    as long as it don't harm you right.....the heck with the rest of the world.

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