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  1. #21
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    Default Re: About burning pressure treated wood

    Ok, apparently this thread is going directly into where I had hoped it would not.

    Let's be clear here (again):
    1. I consider it a good idea to not burn something with harsh chemicals in it.
    2. I would not recommend it.

    BUT:
    I am looking to see if anything about this common sense is in any way backed up scientifically. We should get out of the habit of accepting things at face value. NO facts are self evident in meaning, they ALL require verification and analysis. Don't jump to "sky is blue" and "1+1=2" without getting a complicated reason from me on this...it's not worth going there to that degree because we're talking about things far "less" evident.

    SO I've only received information from this thread that I knew. It releases chemicals of some kind into the environment. And that it's common sense to not do it. And that those chemicals directly ingested (by some means) would be bad.

    BUT this thread is valuable anyway--->it supplied ONE major fact: No one so far can supply something that explains why with measurement and any kind of impact analysis, etc. It's what I hoping would not be the case.

    I wanted to see a real study, not mere statements.
    Last edited by tgm1024; 11-28-2011 at 10:23 AM.

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    Default Re: About burning pressure treated wood

    Here is some information you might be interested in, but I'm not sure it applies to the PT wood sold today. I think that arsenic has been removed from PT wood in recent years, but there is still a lot of the old stuff around and that is most likely that someone would be wanting to dispose of.

    http://www.origen.net/arsenic.html

    http://www.ecologycenter.org/factshe...ated_wood.html

    http://www.bancca.org/CCA_Victims/CCA_victims.htm

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/...ted-lumber.faq

    Like any other pollutant in our environment, its a matter of concentration. If you burn PT wood outside, and don't stand in the way of the smoke, then the chemicals in the smoke will disperse over a wide area. The ash is a problem as it will be full of the chemicals. It is no longer bound up in the wood when the wood is burned. Now it has to be safely disposed of as a hazardous material. If you are an industry, then you have to meet EPA requirements, which means responsibility forever.

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    Default Re: About burning pressure treated wood

    Quote Originally Posted by keith3267 View Post
    Here is some information you might be interested in, but I'm not sure it applies to the PT wood sold today. I think that arsenic has been removed from PT wood in recent years, but there is still a lot of the old stuff around and that is most likely that someone would be wanting to dispose of.

    http://www.origen.net/arsenic.html

    http://www.ecologycenter.org/factshe...ated_wood.html

    http://www.bancca.org/CCA_Victims/CCA_victims.htm

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/academic/...ted-lumber.faq

    Like any other pollutant in our environment, its a matter of concentration. If you burn PT wood outside, and don't stand in the way of the smoke, then the chemicals in the smoke will disperse over a wide area. The ash is a problem as it will be full of the chemicals. It is no longer bound up in the wood when the wood is burned. Now it has to be safely disposed of as a hazardous material. If you are an industry, then you have to meet EPA requirements, which means responsibility forever.
    This has thrown me completely in the RIGHT direction! Thanks. The first link contains information I cannot substantiate yet, but it seems more sensibly written than what I've found.

    THANKS! I'll look into the others as well.

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    Default Re: About burning pressure treated wood

    this is becoming redundant...thread closed
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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