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Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat, polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and environmental health

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3010/

Pavement sealant contains chemicals that are known carcinogens, which get into nearby homes, lakes, and the air. Sealants based on coal tar release more dangerous chemicals than those based on asphalt.

by Mahler, Barbara J. and Van Metre, Peter C.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3010
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Biochemistry, Contaminant transport, Contamination and pollution, Hazards, Human environmental safety, Human impacts

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