How toxic are the chemicals to the workers and the public?
All components of the TRU-CORE® system have excellent health, safety and environmental profiles. It contains no heavy metals or other materials which are persistent in the environment. None of the ingredients in the TRU-CORE® System are related to any long term health effects in humans. All preservative components of TRU-CORE® are U.S. EPA, NZ EPA, CN PMRA, and AUS APVMA-registered, carbon-based molecules which are globally accepted, well characterized and widely used in many consumer products such as cosmetics and household cleaners.
The carrier in the TRU-CORE® System is water; hence, TRU-CORE® contains no measurable volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. As with all chemicals, there are standard chemical health and safety precautions that are captured on the Safety Data Sheet of the Treated Wood. In many cases, the amount of preservatives that are embedded into the wood fall below the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) threshold limits.
I’m interested in using H3 treated timber (Azole Clear or Copper Quat Green) to build a structure over a swimming pool. Would there be any issues with the chlorine and the TRU-CORE treated product?
There are no issues using the H3 treated timber near a swimming pool, however you must utilise a very high quality exterior coating/sealant.