Home Depot and Lowes are two companies selling mulch
that is treated by CCA. CCA is carcinogenic when exposure
to very tiny amounts occurs over a period of a week or
longer, and when it gets wet can possibly release arsenic gas.
Arsenic gas can is odorless and tasteless and can be
extremely poisonous resulting in loss of life, limbs, etc.
What is CCA ? It is sometimes called pressure treated wood.
Home Depot and Lowes are refusing to label bags of CCA
mulch as such and once it's in your environment, your
property is considered a hazardous waste site by the EPA
and you are expected to clean it up.
This mulch is currently being sold in Florida and possibly
other states, is banned in multiple countries around the
world, is considered toxic waste by the EPA and Home
Depot and Lowes are both refusing to label the product
as having CCA contained within.
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Just want to make sure you are aware. The state of Florida refuses
to correct the problem and there's a problem in other states as well
involving wooden playsets made by CCA (pressure treated) wood.
Home Depot and Lowes are refusing to mark CCA bags of mulch
and are refusing to stop selling such bags. It might be a problem
with other places as well and may not be limited to Home Depot
and Lowes. The State of Florida supposedly makes these wood
chips. If a bolt of lightning were to strike such a pile of mulch,
who knows what would happen?
A 2x6 piece of pressure treated wood has enough arsenic in it
to kill 100 full grown men.
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