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Old 08-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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I glanced through your sites, seems like a lot of people got sick from burning the wood... I've never known anyone who thought that it was ok to burn treated wood. Burning treated wood is just a stupid idea, it doesn't take half a brain to figure that out.

Did you know that cars have killed more people than CCA lumber ever did? How about we ban cars now?
I bet more people have died in private swimming pools than CCA lumber has killed, let's ban those too.

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Actually I use steel frames, and I don't use PT wood for anything because it's garbage. However the "ban" was actually voluntary if it was SO bad it would have been a mandatory ban. There are tons of studies that show you have to consume a stupid amount of sawdust for it to affect people (including children)
Can you please post those studies and lets see who done those studies. I understand the wood industry had some studies done. Now getting to the ban !!! If you research the voluntary ban came into play when the EPA and CPSC was investigating and had a petition in front of them to ban and recall cca treated wood because of its dangers. The voluntary ban took place before the EPA and CPSC made their decision by the wood industry. This was some of the reasons the cpsc noted why it wouldnt ban it was because there was no need to ban something that was already banned. Do your homework. Did you know there is enough arsenic in 1 - 2x6x12 cca board to kill 250 men. I am sure they are not going to sit down and start eating it. But if you done your research you will see it takes very little inorganic arsenic to make a person very sick and even death long term exposure to small amounts.
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There are at least 1 million decks in the USA that have been built with CCA wood, if eveyone who came near them got sick and died I think they'rd be a MASSIVE outcry and major lawsuits, a LONG time ago.
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There are at least 1 million decks in the USA that have been built with CCA wood, if eveyone who came near them got sick and died I think they'rd be a MASSIVE outcry and major lawsuits, a LONG time ago.

You never did produce your million studies !!!!
What if your house burns? If it was sold without any warning and as salt treated why wouldnt you burn it with other scraps of wood. Our house wasnt contaminated by burning. so what caused it.
I never said everyone got sick or died. Believe what you want. Go eat a 2x6 x12 cca board if you want.
Do you think this wood is completly safe without any dangers or hazards.
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This is the final risk assessment from the EPA.

http://www.regulations.gov/contentSt...ontentType=pdf

From what I can tell, the OP would have been fine.

None of this matters to this particular thread anyway because the OP exchanged the wood already.
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You know all i was doing was giving MCJONES my opinion and wanted to give him the chance to research. CCA treated wood is not to be used for residental use period.
I would recommend any one to check with their insurance, check the soil around the deck, do a wipe sample on the wood to see how much arsenic it is releasing, Do wipe samples inside youer home and see if it is getting track inside, These test is not very expensive. Get on the computor and research it. Read the MSDS.
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It's called common sense, although I have discovered it's not so common anymore, you don't burn things that are treated with chemicals, plastics, PVCs, etc.

CCA was the most common material used to build decks for years and years all across the nation, a few small isolated incidences are not cause for massive alarm, I'm sorry that you got sick, maybe there was too high of levels, maybe something in your family that makes you far more sensitive to it. If you search at all you can find isolated incidences of anything being dangerous/deadly.
On the one link (bancca) there is 28 accounts listed at the bottom from 1983 to 2002, that is 1.47 a year, not exactly alarming numbers, I understand that the one page is not the extent of ALL cases, however there are far more dangerous things out there that are used every day, such as bleach, it doesn't take a lot to do some serious damage and death with bleach and yet nearly every home has some.
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It's called common sense, although I have discovered it's not so common anymore, you don't burn things that are treated with chemicals, plastics, PVCs, etc.

CCA was the most common material used to build decks for years and years all across the nation, a few small isolated incidences are not cause for massive alarm, I'm sorry that you got sick, maybe there was too high of levels, maybe something in your family that makes you far more sensitive to it. If you search at all you can find isolated incidences of anything being dangerous/deadly.
On the one link (bancca) there is 28 accounts listed at the bottom from 1983 to 2002, that is 1.47 a year, not exactly alarming numbers, I understand that the one page is not the extent of ALL cases, however there are far more dangerous things out there that are used every day, such as bleach, it doesn't take a lot to do some serious damage and death with bleach and yet nearly every home has some.
I try not to get caught up in talking to Ignorant people so this will be it in talking with you. Before 2003 alot of cca treated wood was sold without any end tags or warning telling you chemicals was in it. It was being sold in my area as salt treated wood. This was why there was no concerns about burning. My home wasnt contaminated by burning the wood. If you think bancca is a reporting center for cca injuriers then you are nuts. You remind me of those who thought asbestos was great,
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This is the final risk assessment from the EPA.

http://www.regulations.gov/contentSt...ontentType=pdf

From what I can tell, the OP would have been fine.

None of this matters to this particular thread anyway because the OP exchanged the wood already.
i love and appreciate when someone gets a thread back on track. i'll be sure to check tags when i get wood from now on PT or not.

although I get most of my wood from menards, their turnover is pretty good.
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