Working with Treated Lumber
Many building codes require treated lumber for home
building projects. Some treated wood still contains toxic ingredients
despite a movement toward safer products in recent years. Because of this,
you should be careful working with treated lumber. The following
precautions will help you remain safe while working on your next project:
- Don't use treated wood that has a visible residue on the
Only use treated lumber when the added protection is needed such as with
joists, beams, and posts.
Promptly sweep up and dispose of sawdust created by the use of treated
Don't burn or recycle the wood; instead throw the remains in the regular
At least once every two years, seal projects done with treated lumber with
a water repellant.
Wear a dust mask, gloves, and protective eyewear when working with treated
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