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Consumer Alert (Dangerous Decks) #759147

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Nashville: Mark Strassmann) The potential dangers, especially for children, of outdoor decks and wood furniture featured; details given of the addition of the pesticide CCA, which contains arsenic, in some pressure-treated wood and the Consumer Product Safety’s Commission’s recommendation for using sealants. [Arsenic poisoning patient Cheryl HORSEMAN†- describes her symptoms.] [Environmental Working Group vice president Jane HOULIHAN†- cites cancer risks for children.] [Consumer Product Safety Commission Eric CRISS†- offers advice for protecting children.] [Husband of patient Jammie HORSEMAN†- comments on inadvertently hurting his family.]

Roberts, John;
Strassmann, Mark

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