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Old 04-20-2016, 01:39 PM   #96
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Originally Posted by dmartenvt View Post
My guess (as an environmental chemist) is that burning PET plastic at regular campfire temps has the potential of creating PAH's (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) and aldehydes, which isn't nice to breathe can be toxic to wildlife and humans. The absence of chlorine in the structure does prevent the nasty dioxins, but I still would pack the PET plastic out.
Very interesting! So from a chemists perspective are any commonly used packaging materials safe to burn at campfire temperatures? Your answer will either kill off or infinitely extend this debate.
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