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treated wood

Toxicology Wood impregnated with preservatives–eg, chromium-copper-arsenate, creosote, inorganic arsenicals, pentachlorophenol, to ↑ its useful life, thwarting insects, fungi, etc; chronic exposure to the fumes of burning wood or skin contact therewith may produce heavy metal intoxication syndrome
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Sunbelt is already one of the largest pressure treaters in the Southeast, and its pressure treated wood plant in Bartow, Florida is currently operating close to capacity.
In addition to numerous articles on the mechanism of corrosion in treated wood (e.
5), and treated wood remains somewhat acidic while Cu-amine preservatives have pH 9-10 and treated wood remains slightly alkaline after fixation.
Several suppliers at the 2010 International Woodworking Fair will be exhibiting products related to thermally treated wood.
The uncoated wood with the new wood treatments or treated wood with a semitransparent stain might be expected to be more UV sensitive than CCA-treated wood since the chromium in CCA is a free radical quencher and crosslinking agent for lignin.
According to an LRAPA report, when demand for treated wood picked up this summer, Baxter stopped using the condensation system and vented fumes directly into the air.
Many homeowners use treated wood for landscaping or home construction.
The Treated Wood Council and the American Wood Preservers Institute, trade groups representing the manufacturers of CCA-treated wood, said the CPSC had released its study prematurely.
According to the EPA's own studies, children exposed to penta-tainted soil (contaminated when the preservative leaches out of treated wood poles) have a cancer risk 220 times higher than what the agency considers acceptable.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), which is part of Health Canada, has not concluded that CCA treated wood poses any unreasonable risk to the public or the environment.
When children play on a playground or deck made of treated wood, they get the arsenic on their skin.
CCA-treated wood, also known as pressure treated wood, is employed for a variety of uses, including playgrounds, picnic tables, fences, docks, utility poles, roller coasters, and decks.