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Sydney Survey Results

Retailer information about CCA-treated timber

Is CCA-treated timber safe to handle?

Hardware store A Yes
Hardware store B -
Treated timber yard A Yes- ‘no problems for the general public’. Recommends wearing a mask and gloves (optional)
Treated timber yard B Yes- wear a mask and gloves if cutting. ‘I’ve been handling it for 20 years’
Timber yard A Yes- if wearing a mask and gloves.
Timber yard B -
Timber yard C -
Timber treatment company -
Playset manufacturer -
Timber company Yes- but advises to wear gloves or wash hands afterwards, and wear a mask

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