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Publications

Impact of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) in Wood Mulch (June 2003)**

CCA-Treated Wood: Risks, Safety and Alternatives: A Beyond Pesticides Resource Kit (February 2003)

Protecting Your Health from CCA-Treated Wood: A Beyond Pesticides/NCAMP fact sheet (2002)

Pole Pollution: New Utility Pole Chemical Risks Identified By EPA While Survey Shows Widespread Contamination (1999)

Poison Poles: A Report About the Toxic Trail of Wood Preservatives (1997)
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See also Beyond Pesticides public comments on wood preservatives.

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** Beyond Pesticides believes that the posting of this article is protected under the Fair Use section of the Copyright Act.


The Fair Use Statute:

The doctrine of fair use developed over the years as courts tried to balance the rights of copyright owners with society's interest in allowing copying in certain, limited circumstances. This doctrine has at its core a fundamental belief that not all copying should be banned, particularly in socially important endeavors such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research.

Although the doctrine of fair use was originally created by the judiciary, it is now set forth in the Copyright Act. Under the Act, four factors are to be considered in order to determine whether a specific action is to be considered a "fair use." These factors are as follows:

  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.