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Worried about coal and kids...is it asbestos?

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BigScoop Mon 26-Nov-12 20:48:54

Is the white stuff inside fake coals for gas fires dangerous for humans? I was even concerned it could have an asbestos element. Or is it a safe fibre? Would be grateful for pointers.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 27-Nov-12 12:41:20

Q7. What are the artificial coals, logs or pebbles made from?

Many of the simulated coals, logs and pebbles are made from refractory ceramic fibres (RCF’s) which vary in composition but are non hazardous. The dies and stains used to colour them are also non toxic but, as with any man made material, care should be taken to ensure that small children and pets cannot attempt to eat them.

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