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A 40-year-old female asked:

I'm scared i unknowingly poisoned my family by burning old fencing given away as 'firewood' in nov-dec.had no $ for propane.what signs might i see?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Depends: If the wood had been treated with a chemical like creosol, burning it will get the chemical vapor in the air which can be quite an irritant.
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