Publisher description for Environmental impacts of treated wood / edited byTimothy G. Townsend, Helena Solo-Gabriele.

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Responding to a heightened awareness of the possible adverse effect of treated wood, this book presents multidisciplinary research results and fundamental information on regulations, wood treatment alternatives, and documentation of environmental releases. It examines the impact of treated wood on water, soil, and organisms. Several chapters discuss ways to measure exposure and review various approaches to risk assessment and management. Case studies address human health effects of exposure. The book also presents state-of-the-art disposal technologies, new preservative compounds, and recent developments related to phase outs of certain treated wood products.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Wood preservatives -- Environmental aspects.
Lumber -- Preservation -- Environmental aspects.