I have some pallet questions

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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...
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  • 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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