Residential and biological exposure assessment of chemicals from a wood treatment plant.

@article{Dahlgren2007ResidentialAB,
  title={Residential and biological exposure assessment of chemicals from a wood treatment plant.},
  author={James G Dahlgren and Harpreet S. Takhar and Arnold Schecter and Reynold Schmidt and Randy D Horsak and Olaf Paepke and Raphael Warshaw and Alexander Lee and Pamela Anderson-Mahoney},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={S279-85}
}
This paper evaluates the results of contamination of residents and residential homes located in close proximity to a Wood Treatment Plant. The plant has produced treated wood products continuously since 1904. The principle chemicals used to treat the wood, which is primarily used for railroad ties (oblong objects laid perpendicular to the rails to act as a base for the tracks), are creosote and pentachlorophenol. For a number of years, the plant burned treated waste wood products containing… CONTINUE READING

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