Summary

Copper chrome arsenate, (CCA), is a wood preservative that is fixed into timber and used to protect wood from rotting, fungi and insects, and resist leaching. Freshly treated CCA timber can be identified by its yellow/greenish colour which fades to grey over time.; In the event of a bushfire, structures made from CCA-treated timber can be damaged or destroyed. If you know that you had structures made from CCA-treated timber, when cleaning up the ash, remember that the ash may pose a health hazard if it is swallowed by young children or grazing animals. ; Further information on ash from copper chrome arsenate (CCA) treated timber is provided in the following fact sheet.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Research and reports
Date Published
27 Dec 2013
Size
2 pages
Update Frequency
Annual
Available format
pdf
Author
Department of Health & Human Services