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Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA): Consumer Awareness Program (CAP)

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EPA implemented a Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) for CCA. The CAP is a voluntary program established in 1986 (and later updated in 2001) by the manufacturers of CCA products to inform consumers about the proper handling, use and disposal of CCA-treated wood. Under this program, information is disseminated to consumers upon purchasing CCA-treated wood products via Consumer Safety Information Sheets and/or tag labeling applied directly to the wood products. EPA worked with the wood preservative industry, registrants, major retailers, and public interest groups to expand the program to include precautionary labeling on all pieces of CCA-treated lumber, in-store displays and additional information available to the public.

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