Is colored newspaper ink more toxic than black?
June 20, 2010 3:34 PM Subscribe
Is it ok to use newspaper with colored ink to light charcoal in a chimney-style fire starter? Will the fumes or particulates be any worse than those from black ink pages?
posted by Jasper Fnorde to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
I light the charcoal in my Weber kettle using a cylindrical metal chimney contraption
. For kindling, I use the Boston Globe. Is there any reason why pages with colored ink on them would be worse for the environment or the health of those inhaling near the grill or eating the food cooked on it than pages with just black ink? I found a reference
that suggests the Globe uses soy-based inks, if that makes any difference. And I'm only talking about newsprint, not glossy ad inserts.