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New Hampshire Dept of Environmental Services on Pressure Treated Wood – 2010

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services released a fact sheet in 2010 that discusses the concerns over pressure-treated wood & its use in residential and marine situations. The NHDES advises against using pressure treated wood in any waters of the state. The fact sheet covers a variety of preservatives that have been in use or are being proposed. In the end, the use of these treated woods is generally a bad idea resulting in a multitude of problems including poisoning of fish and health and cancer risks that outweigh the benefits of the preservative. Check it out at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/bb/documents/bb-19.pdf