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Question:


We live in a panabode log home built in 1978 in Quebec. What is the chance that the logs were treated with PCP? I have a number of autoimmune conditions which might be linked to PCP treated wood. How do I test the home or myself for PCP exposure?

Answer:

I doubt it has PCP on the logs, but I've seen worse. PCP is used to treat railroad ties and utility pole and would have a dark or black sticky feel to the logs. No way to remove it from the wood really since it will soak into the wood fiber. I'm not sure if there is a test for it or not. Call your local Sherwin Williams and ask if they can test for it.

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