Alternative Fireplace "Logs"

This month's issue of body + soul includes a column regarding fireplace fumes and how to steer clear from dangerous toxins. These include the petroleum and paraffin wax which are found in the traditional "logs." According to the magazine, one option is Cleanflame Firelogs which make use of unrecyclable waxed cardboard and burn more cleanly than the artificial ones. Another is called Simplefire, with bags of recycled paper briquettes that can go straight into a fireplace. Duraflame, which has always been the synthetic standby, has also introduced a natural product. Although not made of recycled materials the "Its All Natural Firelog" uses vegetable and plant waxes instead of petroleum. Via ::body + soul

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