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sssssxy
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Hi, I'm new here so not sure if posting in the right topic area.

For years I've heard that you shouldn't use newspaper with colored inks in pet cages and that you shouldn't use newspaper with colored inks in fireplaces because colored inks contain lead that can make pets sick or give off harmful fumes if burned. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? [Confused]

I would think that with lead being banned from paints years ago that would apply to other things as well.

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Enjal
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The only warning I've ever heard is about glossy paper. As long as the colored ink is on news (non glossy) paper, you're ok to burn it. The following backs that up:

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And there's more info here

My suggestion - if you're not sure, call the office of the newspaper to find out what kind of ink(s) they use.

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