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Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA):
Consumer Advice Related to CCA-Treated Wood

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Current as of April 30, 2008

The final probabilistic risk assessment on chromated copper arsenate (CCA) that evaluates potential exposure and risk to children from CCA-treated wood is complete. This report, entitled “A Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Children Who Contact CCA-Treated Playsets and Decks1,” is available at regulations.gov in docket number EPA-HQ-OPP-2003-0250.

The following information is intended to address consumer concerns about CCA-treated wood.

Advice for consumers who have existing CCA structures

Determining if a deck or playset has been constructed with CCA-treated wood

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Advice for consumers who believe they have suffered an adverse reaction from CCA-treated wood

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Disposal of CCA-treated wood

1Zartarian V.G., J. Xue, H. A. Ozkaynak, W. Dang, G. Glen, L. Smith, and C. Stallings., 2005, A Probabilistic Exposure Assessment for Children Who Contact CCA-treated Playsets and Decks Using the Stochastic Human Exposure and Dose Simulation Model for the Wood Preservative Scenario (SHEDS-WOOD) Final Report. U.S. EPA. Washington, DC,  EPA/600/X-05/

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