From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] LETTER: Beware of flammable chemical in wood stain, shed caught fire
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:30:21 +0000
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Monona Rossol wrote:

There's your fuel and the fire-starter, PLAIN OLD TUNG OIL.  All these "natural" plant-derived setting oils will do this.




Is this a cousin of linseed oil, well-known self-combustible?



Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."




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