You're standing on it! Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat and environmental and human health
Coal-tar-based sealcoat—a product marketed to protect and beautify asphalt pavement—is a potent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to air, soils, streams and lakes, and homes. Does its use present a risk to human health?
Results from a new study by researchers from Baylor University and the USGS indicate that living adjacent to a coal-tar-sealed pavement is associated with significant increases in estimated excess lifetime cancer risk, and that much of the increased risk occurs during early childhood.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||You're standing on it! Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat and environmental and human health|
|Series title||APWA Reporter|
|Publisher||American Public Works Association|
|Publisher location||Kansas City, Mo.|
|Contributing office(s)||Texas Water Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||N|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|