Where is it Commonly Found?Coal tar-based creosote is the most commonly used wood preservative in the United States. It is also used for roofing.
What are its known health effects?
What are its suspected health effects?
See above for wood treatments. There are many cresote free roofing products.
Additional Regulatory Information
On at least 46 federal government watch lists
Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?Living Building Challenge (1.2) - Prerequisite 5;
How is it Categorized?
What is it’s Origin?
Cresote is a wood preservative intended to slow decay and increase the life expectancy of wood products.
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