Pentachlorophenol, a consumer pesticide and industrial wood preservative is classified as a potential carcinogen that is known to cause birth defects. PCPs are used in wood treatment facilities to treat utility poles, railroad ties, and wharf pilings. Pentachlorophenol can be found at these worksites, as well as in the environment from industrial spills and hazardous waste disposal sites. Those most at risk for exposure to PCPs are the workers at these sites and the residents who live in the region. If you have been exposed to PCPs or other toxic chemicals contact our attorneys to learn more about your legal rights.