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November 2003 Archives

Companies Agree to Stop Making Arsenic-Treated Wood

Arsenic-Treated Wood in Playgrounds Increases Cancer Risk WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 26, 2003 -- Exposure to arsenic-treated wood in playgrounds increases the risk of cancer in children, according to a draft report to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Consumer Product Commission. Such wood is coated with chromated copper arsenate...