Use standard safety equipment & common sense when working with all types of building materials. Eye protection & dust masks should be used when sawing or machining any wood product, treated or untreated. Inhalation of sawdust can cause nose & throat irritation. Protecting your eyes from any foreign matter while sawing or machining is always a good safety practice.
As with many building products, treated wood should not be burned in open fires, stoves, fireplaces or residential boilers. Treated wood should only be burned in an approved commercial or industrial permitted co-generation or incinerator facility that is properly permitted to accept the treated wood under applicable State & Federal regulations.
The claims are unfounded in fact or in the scientific data. Laboratory & experimental investigations of the product have shown that treated wood has not caused cancer in humans. Epidemiology studies of wood-treatment plant workers & of carpenters showed no increased risk of cancer as a result of exposure to preservative treated wood.
Wood that has been pressure treated is widely used for playground equipment & decking. There is no reason to avoid using wood treated with a waterborne preservative in the playground environment. A water repellent or wood sealer may be applied periodically to reduce cracking & splitting & thus the likelihood of children getting splinters.
Incidental contact of treated wood with drinking water as with piling, docks, piers or bridges is acceptable. However, treated wood should not be used where it is likely to become a component of food or animal feed or where the wood is likely to mix with foodstuffs. Treated wood should not be used for kitchen countertops or food cutting boards because food may become trapped in the knife cuts in the board, allowing bacteria to grow & create an unsanitary environment.
A splinter from treated wood should be treated in the same way as a splinter from non-treated wood. Remove the splinter, wash the affected area, apply first aid ointment where appropriate and place a bandage on the wound if necessary.
Yes. The extra durability of pressure treatment makes treated wood the perfect product for raised beds, terraced gardens, grape or tomato stakes, mushroom trays, vineyard supports, retaining walls, trellises, arbors, garden furniture, compost bins, walkway steps, flower bed edging and planters. Any assertion that gardeners should not grow edibles in planters or raised beds made with treated wood is without basis.
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