Lumber, Fencing & Decking
Chromated Copper Arsenate,(CCA), current as of April 30, 2008 Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a chemical wood preservative containing chromium, copper and arsenic.
CCA is used in pressure treated wood to protect wood from rotting due to insects and microbial agents. EPA has classified CCA as a restricted use product, for use only by certified pesticide applicators.
CCA has been used to pressure treat lumber since the 1940s. Since the 1970s, the majority of the wood used in outdoor residential settings has been CCA-treated wood.
The Agency has worked with pesticide manufacturers to voluntarily phase out CCA use for wood products around the home and in children's play areas. Effective December 31, 2003, no wood treater or manufacturer may treat wood with CCA for residential uses, with certain exceptions.
That being said none of the companies that we sell use CCA, or CA, or any comination of chemcials. We hope you like our selection and please make sure to ask your local lumber yard if the companies they sell have in fact followed the guidelines set above by the EPA.
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