Environmental groups in the US and Canada have got together and filed a suit in a federal district court in Washington DC, challenging the US' continued use of wood preservatives containing arsenic and other harmful substances. The groups say the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has "overwhelming data" on the environmental and health risks posed by the preservatives and say safer alternatives are available.
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