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GLRPPR Sector Resource: How to Protect Your Children From Arsenic-treated Wood at School, Child Care or Preschool: A Safety Checklist for Parents

Title:
How to Protect Your Children From Arsenic-treated Wood at School, Child Care or Preschool: A Safety Checklist for Parents

Abstract:
Since the 1970’s, arsenic has been widely used to treat wood for common outdoor structures such as playground equipment, picnic tables, park benches, backyard decks, fences, and landscaping timbers. Arsenic is linked to skin, bladder, and lung cancer as well as diabetes and a host of other health problems. This checklist helps parents, teachers or other interested parties evaluate the safety of schools, child care and preschool facilities with respect to arsenic treated wood. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)

URL:
http://www.safe2play.org/assets/docs/safetychecklist.pdf

Source:
Center for Environmental Health

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
Not Available

Associated Sectors:

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