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Q: My husband and I installed a pressure-treated deck about 15 years ago. We did not know then what we know now about the chemicals and carcinogens that were used in the manufacturing process. We installed a second redwood deck on a back portion of the house about eight years ago. We're now interested in tearing out the pressure-treated deck and replacing it with redwood for one consistent look and maintenance plan. Our questions are: 1. Is there any risk involved to people removing a pressure-treated deck? Should workers wear protective gloves or masks? 2. Because pressure-treated lumber is toxic and non-biodegradable, where is an appropriate place to dump the deck pieces once they are removed? 3. Have you heard any studies or read any anecdotes about anyone (pets included) getting sic...