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ANSWER:Live rhodendron contains gryanotoxin, which is poisonous if ingested. When burned the gryanotoxin is destroyed at temperatures of 300 degres and above, and no evidence of toxicity has been found in the smoke or coals of the rhododendron plant. It is a hard long-burning wood and can be used safely.

However, inhalation of any smoke from a fire can have harmful health effects and should generally be avoided.

When burning wood in a fireplace always be sure to have a proper draft; no smoke or vapors from the burning wood should be entering the living area.

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