James Freyr wrote:As a moderator, here are my thoughts. The title of the thread is "How bad is pressure treated wood?". I am hoping to see a discussion answering this question, and suggestions for alternatives. The OP is questioning the safety of it. This is the sort of thing I think Permies is about: people asking questions and helpful people offering answers to those questions and suggesting natural alternatives. There is a lot of good information about some of the history of treatments and explaining the acronyms of what lumber is treated with nowadays. I don't see the thread as really being about promoting the use of pressure treated lumber.
Judith Browning wrote:
Does that leave an opening for future threads like
'how bad are glyphosate herbicides'
'how bad are GMOs'
'how bad is '
I thought many of us already know 'how bad' these things are and the discussions were beyond that?
Tereza Okava wrote:I really thought that pressure treated wood was only treated with pressure. (hangs head in shame)
[in my defense here it is called "kiln treated wood" and so I just assumed it was just thrown in a pressurized kiln for a while and then voila, magically resistant wood]
So, uh, maybe some other ignorant knucklehead like myself might learn something in this thread.
in response to "I truly believe there are no bad (stupid) questions": When I teacher/presenter says this, I always put my hand up, wave it wildly, and when called on say "Do I like pie?"