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Danger: Wooden Utility Poles/Railroad Ties

From SCE BusinessConnection Newsletter – May 2017

 

SCE (Southern Calif. Edison) uses wooden poles that have been treated with chemical preservatives. These chemicals include “pentachlorophenol”, which is known to the State of Calif. To cause cancer, and petroleum products such as diesel fuel, which contains chemicals including toluene and benzene that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. If you come into contact with a wooden utility pole or the dust, debris, soil surrounding the pole, or water runoff that may contain dust, debris, and soil previously in contact with the pole, you could be exposed to these chemicals. Avoid contact with wooden utility poles and the dust, debris, soil surrounding the poles, or water runoff that may contain dust, debris, soil surrounding the poles or water that may contain the dust, debris, and soil previously in contact with the poles.