Slide 9: Pressure Treated Lumber

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Treated lumber is a popular choice for decks, fences, and other outdoor projects because the wood is durable, long-lasting, and resistant to weather and insects. Treated lumber, however, is filled with chemicals—insecticides, fungicides, arsenic, and copper to name a few—which can cause a range of health problems, including cancer. Naturally durable woods like redwood or cedar may be a healthier alternative.


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