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CWC: Overview Of Preservative-Treated Wood
Canadian Wood Council provides an overview of preservative treated wood including retention & penetration, types of preservatives, recent Issues with CCA, scientific reviews of CCA, advantages, finishes & handling, and quality control & guidelines.

Environment And Climate Change Canada: Chromated Copper Arsenate
Environment And Climate Change Canada provides a summary of the current health and safety information available on Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) used as a preservative for wood.
Information Sources

PTW: Pressure Treated Wood Preservatives
PTW Safety provides information on purchasing and using various pressure treated wood products, based on types of preservatives used.
Issues & Performance

BC Housing: Compatibility Of Fasteners With Residential Pressure Treated Wood
BC Housing bulletin Compatibility of Fasteners and Connectors with Residential Pressure Treated Wood updates the earlier version (Builder Insight #1: ACQ Treated Wood) and provides builders, designers, and those specifying treated wood for residential construction with the most up-to-date information available and best practice. (PDF)

WPSC: Resource Site On CCA
Wood Preservative Science Council offers facts about CCA-treated wood, represents wood preservative manufacturers, and supports and participates in objective, sound scientific analysis of chromated copper arsenate (CCA).

JLC: Field-Applied Preservatives In A Flood Zone
Journal of Light Construction says nothing else works as well as pressure-treated wood, but field-applied borate treatments may be useful in some situations. Free site registration required.
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