Some manufactured playsets used in school and backyard playgrounds pose unseen health and safety hazards. One issue in particular–the use of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate, better known as CCA–has recently created a firestorm of controversy for the risks it poses to children’s health. You’ll also want to be on the lookout for other safety and health hazards, from improperly designed equipment to lead paint. Find out what to watch out for to keep your children safe when they play on backyard equipment.
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From The Green Guide (Green Guide Institute, 2003).