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    Question stupid question (no, really)

    Is insulin (for diabetics) flamable? just wanted to know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jakebty
    Is insulin (for diabetics) flamable? just wanted to know.
    Have never heard of insulin being flammable. Have heard about a new product that destroys the needles called "The Disintegrator-Insulin Needle Destruction Unit" giving a warning about not using it around flammables. Is there a reason for the question or just curious??
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    my grandpa was going to put it in his burn barrel to burn it. it was my old expired insulin that i didn't use. like i said, it was a stupid question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwdrkeg
    Good job....didn't think of that!! Interesting enough, learned this from the MSDS:

    Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

    Flash Point: No applicable information found
    UEL: No applicable information found
    LEL: No applicable information found


    Extinguishing Media: Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, or Halon.

    Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None known.

    Hazardous Combustion Products: May emit toxic fumes when exposed to heat or fire.

    Be careful burning this stuff!!

    P.S. By the way...there are NO stupid questions.
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    i don't know how you would react to the question. i'm 15, so i don't know alot about firefighting and combustables (what is/isn't). that's why i asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakebty
    i don't know how you would react to the question. i'm 15, so i don't know alot about firefighting and combustables (what is/isn't). that's why i asked.
    Never be afraid to ask a question. That is how we all learn. I know sometimes on this forum, certain individuals over-react to some questions, but don't pay them any mind. Most in here are here to help (or get help) (or both). Take care!
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    thanks for the help

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