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Poison Poles - A Report About Their Toxic Trail
and Safer Alternatives

by Jay Feldman, M.A. & Terry Shistar, Ph.D.

Contents:

Preface 

Findings 

Introduction 

The Toxic Trail 
The Toxic Impact of a Wood Utility Pole From Cradle to Grave 

The Chemical Actors 

Regulatory History 
Inadequate Chemical Restrictions and Failure to Consider Alternative Material Poles 

Alternatives To Wood Poles 

Appendix A 
Chemicals At-A-Glance 

Appendix B Endnotes 
 Press release & fact sheet

 Poison Poles Cover
State-By-State Info:

Wood Preserving Facilities & Contaminated Sites by State  

Estimate of Pole Miles & Distribution Poles by State  

Top 100 U.S. Utilities Ranked by Distribution Pole Miles  

Alphabetical Listing of Top 100 U.S. Utilities 

Copyright©1997 by National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides 
701 E Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 
202-543-5450 (voice), 202-543-4791 (fax) 
info@beyondpesticides.org