Treated Wood - Knowledgebase Question

Brunswick, OH
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Question by rbaron2414
January 28, 2000
I'm going to start gardening this spring. I want to build above ground boxes and I was going to use 2x12 wolmanized wood. Will the chemicals in the wood be released into the soil and absorbed by my vegetables?


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Answer from NGA
January 28, 2000
There is much controversy over the safety of treated wood. Rather than try to summarize the debate here, I suggest you go to National Gardening magazine's web site; the current issue has an article on just this subject:

http://208.156.226.50/articled...

I hope this helps!

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