I have some pallet questions

People are posting so much about pallets, how do you know if they are treated? are they all untreated? do you have to worry about chemicals? someone please help...
  7 answers
  • Barb Ostronic Barb Ostronic on Jul 27, 2016
    I think you can smell or tell if they are treated with a chemical. Most of the ones I have seen are not treated.
  • William William on Jul 27, 2016
    Most are not treated. They're just for transport and no reason to be treated. There may chemical spills from factory deliveries. I personally have not ran across any treated pallets.
  • Cindy Curtis Cindy Curtis on Jul 28, 2016
    Some pallets are treated for special transportation. I have a board on pinterest that explains everything about pallets I will get a couple of them and see if I can get them posted here for you, and if you wanted to join pinterest its all free and you can find out everything you need to know about pallets
  • Cindy Curtis Cindy Curtis on Jul 28, 2016
    these and more is on pinterest you will find everything you need to know about pallets there.
  • Jean Pietrzyk Molloy Jean Pietrzyk Molloy on Jul 28, 2016
    I've never seen a treated pallet. They are made very cheaply that's why you often find them for free.
    • Michele Michele on Jul 28, 2016
      Thank you! I sorta wondered, but one time I saw someone comment that they are treated, and I didn't think so, thank you Jean!
  • OhSally OhSally on Jul 28, 2016
    Some are treated some aren't. I wouldn't rely on the smell test as many pallets aren't new and any smell could have dissipated but the chemical remains in n the wood. I'd Google "how to tell if pallets are chemically treated" or even something like "how to use pallets in projects". I've seen a lot of advice on pallet choosing at sites like that
  • Cindy Curtis Cindy Curtis on Aug 06, 2016
    Great answer OhSally because depending on where you get them can have alot to do with them being treated or not.
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