TREATED WOOD’S LEGACY: A TRAIL OF TEARS

From BANCAA.org comes this special report I found…don't know how old but we still have treated wood around…Interesting Information on CCA Treated Wood decks

TREATED WOOD'S LEGACY: A TRAIL OF TEARS
by Joesph S Prager

The treated wood companies, and even some government agencies, continue to tout arsenic treated wood as “safe” and “harmless”, but is that really the case?  While studies abound with data describing the health hazards of exposure to arsenic and chromium, how does this data extrapolate to the general human population? Have people been hurt by CCA treated wood? What kind of injuries did they suffer? What were the long term affects of their exposure to this so-called “safe” product? Have animals been hurt by CCA wood?

The treated wood industry has an answer to this question. They claim that CCA treated wood is”safe and environmentally sound”. Their sales brochures, available at the sales counters of most major lumber retailer stores, reassure consumers that arsenic treated wood is “safe for human contact” and that “there is no risk to human health” for users of this product. But is that really true?

To find the answer to these questions, it is essential to review the reports from those who have come forward and spoken up about their injuries. It is to them that this page is dedicated – to the unsung heroes who were unwittingly and unknowingly injured by a product that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Canadian government, and the Australian government have yet to declare hazardous.

READ THE REST HERE http://www.bancca.org/CCA_Victims/CCA_victims.htm

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