Arsenic levels in wipe samples collected from play structures constructed with CCA-treated wood: impact on exposure estimates.

@article{Barraj2009ArsenicLI,
  title={Arsenic levels in wipe samples collected from play structures constructed with CCA-treated wood: impact on exposure estimates.},
  author={Leila M. Barraj and Carolyn G. Scrafford and Weston Eaton and Robert P. Rogers and Chwen-Jyh Jeng},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2009},
  volume={407 8},
  pages={2586-92}
}
Lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has been used in residential outdoor wood structures and playgrounds. The U.S. EPA has conducted a probabilistic assessment of children's exposure to arsenic from CCA-treated structures using the Stochastic Human Exposure and Dose Simulation model for the wood preservative scenario (SHEDS-Wood). The EPA assessment relied on data from an experimental study using adult volunteers and designed to measure arsenic in maximum hand and wipe loadings… CONTINUE READING