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Is it safe to touch pressure treated wood?
Last Updated: 25th February, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, is pressure treated wood safe to touch?
-- Pressure treated wood is in fact safe to work with and safe to play on. -- All woods require working precautions related to dust and splinters. Pressure treated wood has special precautions relating to burning it and now new precautions related to cleaning it (see below).
Additionally, can you get sick from pressure treated wood? If you follow safety precautions around treated wood, you should not have any health effects as a result. However, you should avoid exposure to the smoke or ash from burning treated wood. If you suspect poisoning, seek medical attention immediately.
Beside above, is pressure treated lumber toxic?
Pressure-treated wood should not be burned under any circumstances. The fumes can be toxic and the ash is very toxic. Do not use pressure-treated wood for making cutting boards, or for any food preparation surface.
Why shouldn't you burn pressure treated wood?
Why Pressure-Treated Wood Is NOT Safe to Burn! When burned, pressure-treated wood releases a cocktail of harmful chemicals and pollutants into the air, some of which will inevitably end up in your lungs. One of the most common types of pressure-treated wood is chromated copper arsenate (CCA).