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Our neighbours just built a new fence that boarders our back yard...without consulting us or anything but that's another gripe...however the fence posts they used are treated with arsenic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Thank goodness it's not the whole fence that's treated but it makes me sooo mad! We are trying to grow an organic garden and I don't let Dh use anything on our lawn, although he'd like to spray to control the weeds!<br><br>
So I have two questions I guess...one what is the best paint to use to seal and hopefully keep it from leaching out (if this is even possilbe).<br>
And two...does anyone know what, if any our legal rights about the whole issue (where I can find out about by laws I guess, in BC, Canada.<br><br>
Hope someone can point me in the right direction...It just makes me want to sell my house and move!
 

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I don't know but I do know that you don't want your kids touching it. I'm sure you know they've done studies on kids getting really sick from their school playgrounds being made from arsenic-treated wood. Why they didn't buy pressure-treated wood, I don't know!
 
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