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Pentachlorophenol - The US and Canadian experience
1995 - IRG/WP 95-50040-26
Pentachlorophenol ("Penta") is a highly effective and economical wood preservative. The principal use in the United-States and Canada is pressure-treatment of wood; major applications are for railroad ties, pilings, posts, cross arms, and poles. Treatment of wood products with pentachlorophenol typically extends the functional life of wood by at least eight times. Because of the presence of certai...