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Posted by  Peter on March 14, 2003 at 19:48:31:

In Reply to:  Re: ArchWeek - Arsenic in Wood - Dangers Persist posted by Per Corell on March 13, 2003 at 03:56:47:

Thanks Per, and another beautiful boat picture to boot.

In the USA. the P.T. wood is used where wood is near to the ground or wood is in contact with concrete--or where wood is put up and completely exposed to the weather. The alternate is often redwood or cedar which are becoming rare in the wild and expensive in the lumberyard. The wood that is treated is young growth softwoods that are susceptible to rot and termites. In Hawaii where some houses are completely made of wolmanized lumber, I have experienced that old douglas fir was not affected, but nearby new lumber was attacked by termites and mold.

There really are no better choices than good building practices.

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