Responding to a heightened awareness of the possible adverse effect of treated wood, this book presents multidisciplinary research results and fundamental information on regulations, wood treatment alternatives, and documentation of environmental releases. It examines the impact of treated wood on water, soil, and organisms. Several chapters discuss ways to measure exposure and review various approaches to risk assessment and management. Case studies address human health effects of exposure. The book also presents state-of-the-art disposal technologies, new preservative compounds, and recent developments related to phase outs of certain treated wood products.

chapter 17|24 pages

Treated Wood — Managing the Risk

chapter 19|18 pages

The Reuse of Treated Wood

chapter 22|12 pages

Bioremediation of Treated Wood with Bacteria

chapter 23|14 pages

Bioremediation of Treated Wood with Fungi