Evaluation of commercial landscaping mulch for possible contamination from CCA.

@article{Jacobi2007EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of commercial landscaping mulch for possible contamination from CCA.},
  author={Gary A Jacobi and Helena M Solo-Gabriele and Brajesh Dubey and Timothy G Townsend and Tomoyuki Shibata},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 12},
  pages={1765-73}
}
Wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is found in construction and demolition (C&D) debris, and a common use for wood recycled from C&D debris is the production of mulch. Given the high metals concentrations in CCA-treated wood, a small fraction of CCA-treated wood can increase the metal concentrations in the mulch above regulatory thresholds. The objective of this study was to determine the extent of contamination of CCA-treated wood in consumer landscaping mulch and to determine… CONTINUE READING