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In a message dated 12/2/04 4:05:15 AM, ifaeng(--nospam--at) writes:
Thanks for the "heads up" re the new preservative
I still don't understand why the government killed
CCA, other than to allow somebody to make a fortune
supplying the new stuff.

Irv, I think it had something to do with arsenic (The "A" in CCA), which I understand is not a good thing to have kids playing around or Skil-saw-users breathing.  Someone probably said the same thing when they started outlawing lead-based paint.  I imagine the people "making a fortune" selling the new stuff made a similar fortune selling the old stuff. 

Maybe not everything the gov'ment does is bad.

Ralph Hueston Kratz
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