Large volumes of chlorophenol compounds are currently used in Canada to preserve and protect wood from attack by various pests. Concerns about acute aquatic toxicity, about occupational impacts, and about hazardous impurities in chlorophenols are among the reasons for rising dissatisfaction with their use. In British Columbia, the formation of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans during the low temperature combustion of chlorophenols and chlorophenol-containing wastes has become a major issue. The purpose of this paper is to review the environmental properties of TCMTB, Busan 1030 and Busan 30WB. TCMTB is the active ingredient in Busan 1030 and Busan 30WB, which are antisapstain products produced by Buckman Laboratories for the wood protection industry.
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