Chromated copper arsenate


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Chromated copper arsenate

Type of wood preservative that has now been largely eliminated from residential wood products because of concerns about leaching and toxicity. Huge quantities of chromated copper arsenate treated wood remain in use, especially in residential decks.
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Response to requests to cancel certain chromated copper arsenate (CCA) wood preservative products and amendments to terminate certain uses of other CCA products.
It's safe to touch and handle, and won't hurt plants or groundwater, but it does contain chromated copper arsenate, so wear a mask when cutting it - and never burn it, because it could release toxins into the air, according to experts at Better Homes and Gardens.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the wood-treating industry would voluntarily reduce and eliminate the use of chromated copper arsenate (CEA) in wood used for residential purposes by the end of 2003.
For years this lumber has been treated with a chemical containing chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which is now being phased out.
2002, at 12] discussed the leaching of arsenic from CCA-treated lumber and identified the preservative used in the treatment as chromated copper arsenate.
The monthly print newsletter, also priced at $700/year, will cover the lawsuits being filed concerning arsenic and chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which can be found in soil, groundwater or allegedly leaching from pressure-treated wood or as pesticide residue.
The monthly publication will cover the "myriad issues" associated with arsenic in ground water, pressure--treated wood and pesticides, and chromated copper arsenate (CCA) treated wood.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to phase out lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) the building industry must find an alternative to protect wood structures from termites, fungi and other wood-eating organisms.
Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has been used to preserve wood since the 1940 s to protect it from dry rot, fungi, mold, termites and other pests.
What most parents don't know is that CCA-treated wood is injected with a deadly pesticide called chromated copper arsenate (CCA) to kill insects and prevent rot.
Of increasing concern is chromated copper arsenate (CCA), the predominant chemical used in pressure-treated wood for outdoor playgrounds, decks and picnic tables.