12:44pm

Thu November 6, 2003
Science

Arsenic Treated Lumber

Oswego, NY – An Upstate consumer group that successfully argued for a state ban on the use of arsenic-treated lumber for public playgrounds says the Consumer Protection Commission was wrong for its ruling against banning the building material nationwide. The Commission deemed such a ban unnecessary because most manufacturers no longer use the wood-protecting chemical that has been linked to cancer. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Judy Braiman for her reaction to the ruling. She's with the group "Rochestarians Against the Use of Pesticides.