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In my daughter's room, the beams supporting the roof are railway ties. A strong smell escapes. I painted them but the smell is still there. Then I plastered them, but the smell is still present. What can I do now?

Here you have a real problem: railway sleepers have been treated with creosote, a carcinogen (mostly contact - skin cancer - but also by inhalation - lung cancer) Category 2 - probable carcinogen " for the man. The regulation defined by the decree of 2 June 2003 (which confirms that of 1997) clearly prohibits the use of creosote wood, especially "inside buildings, whatever their destination"

They must therefore be replaced as soon as possible by sound beams.

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