Are fire-damaged window seals harmful?

Just had a chat with an AA patrolman. He told us that fire-damaged window seals can kill you if you touch them.

Asked on 18 May 2013 by EB, via email

Answered by Honest John
There is a general warning that if you come across a burned out car, do not touch any of it. The effect of fire can make some of the burned components highly carcinogenic.
Tags: fire safety
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