Why Treated Lumber?
Some of you may be wondering "Is it a good idea to sit on a product made from treated lumber?"
That's a good question. Here is some info on the treated lumber product I use in the construction of my outdoor line of furniture. (I can't name the registered name of the product due to permission issues)
The following information comes from the company's website.
Treatment Type: Micronized Copper Azole (MCA)
Environmental Certification of the Treatment Process: Environmentally Preferable Product certification by Scientific Certification Systems based on Life-Cycle Assessment for Koppers MCA treated products
Consumers have fallen in love with the lighter, more natural appearance of micronized copper treated products as well as their improved painting and staining capabilities.
they are long-lasting, durable, clean to the touch, have no objectionable odor, and provide protection from rot, fungal decay and termite attack. Outdoor exposure testing shows that products treated with micronized copper preservatives offer superior product benefits compared to other copper-based wood preservatives.
The preservatives used in the treatment process are registered by the EPA as a non-restricted use pesticide and do not require Proposition 65 labeling in California.
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