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Variability in evaluating environmental impacts of treated wood.Author(s): Stan Lebow; Paul Cooper; Patricia Lebow
Source: Proceedings of Environmental Impacts of Preservative-Treated Wood, February 8-11, 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA : Pre-conference Proceedings. Gainesville, Fla. : Florida Center for Environmental Solutions, 2004. 1 CD-Rom. 14 pages.
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DescriptionPreservative treated wood contains components that may be toxic to non-target organisms if released into the environment in sufficient quantities. Numerous studies have been conducted to determine the rate of preservative release from treated wood and/or the extent of their subsequent accumulation in the environment. These studies have produced a wide range of results with a corresponding range of interpretations and recommendations. This paper reviews research on wood preservative leaching and environmental accumulation and discusses sources of the variability in research findings. Factors such as wood properties, pressure treatment techniques, construction practices, exposure conditions, and site conditions are discussed.
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CitationLebow, Stan; Cooper, Paul; Lebow, Patricia. 2004. Variability in evaluating environmental impacts of treated wood. Proceedings of Environmental Impacts of Preservative-Treated Wood, February 8-11, 2004, Orlando, Florida, USA : Pre-conference Proceedings. Gainesville, Fla. : Florida Center for Environmental Solutions, 2004. 1 CD-Rom. 14 pages.
KeywordsWood preservatives, treated wood, leaching, variability, environmental accumulation.
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