Much of the wood used in railroads has been heavily treated with chemicals, such as creosote, which is known to seep into the ground and contaminate the soil or water in the immediate area — which would make the use of such wood in furniture a bad choice. However, I've also heard that some railway trestles aren't treated with any wood preservative at all. With the rise in popularity of reclaimed wood for home decor, how do you confirm that this wood is safe?
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