You're standing on it! Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat and environmental and human health

APWA Reporter
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Abstract

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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title You're standing on it! Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat and environmental and human health
Series title APWA Reporter
Year Published 2013
Publisher American Public Works Association
Publisher location Kansas City, Mo.
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 64
Last page 66
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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