burning Laburnum seed pods
My neighbor is collecting all the seed pods from his laburnum tree and plans to have a big bonfire with them next week. Will this be a health hazard?
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I don't see any data on whether people have been injured by burning laburnum wood, but breathing the smoke could potentially be a health hazard. The toxin in laburnum is cytisine, a chemical relative of nicotine, so it could probably be inhaled in the smoke when the parts of the plant are burned, like nicotine can.