Pressure-Treated Wood Around Homes

Chromated copper arsenate (CCA), a chemical wood preservative containing chromium, copper and arsenic, is used to pressure treated wood to protect it from rotting due to insects and microbial agents. Wood that has been pressure-treated with CCA, also known as Wolmanized wood, is used to make decks, fences and playground equipment. is used in pressure treated wood to protect wood from rotting due to insects and microbial agents.

See what the EPA has to say about Chromated Copper Aresenate > > Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)Reregistration - the EPA recommends precautions to be taken when working with CCA treated wood.