The primary mission of Creosote Council III is to sponsor all of the creosote health, safety, environmental, and other studies required by the environmental Protection Agency to support coal-tar creosote’s re-registration as a pesticide. This work adds significantly to the body of knowledge gathered on creosote over more than a century of its use. In all of this research, no evidence of any significant risk has emerged, either to the general public or to workers at creosote treatment facilities or in the field where creosote treated wood is used.
This Research section of the Council’s Web site is designed to give visitors extensive access to this body of work. It contains a detailed analysis of laboratory and human studies that have been conducted, and many of the major studies carried out in support of the re-registration process will be posted. Other research will be posted as copyright laws permit; otherwise, citations for key pieces of research will be posted.
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