Until 2004, most preservative-treated wood was pressure-treated with CCA (chromated copper arsenate). Concerns about arsenic and chromium leaching from decks and fences led to the removal of CCA-treated lumber from the residential market. Disposal of the existing billions of board feet of CCA-treated wood already in use will be an ongoing problem as it reaches the end of its useful life. Degradation of CCA-treated wood leaves residual toxins; burning it results in airborne toxins or, if burned in controlled incinerators, highly toxic ash.


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