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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat -- Potential concerns for human health and aquatic life

Title:
Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat -- Potential concerns for human health and aquatic life

Abstract:
Sealcoat is the black, viscous liquid sprayed or painted on many asphalt parking lots, driveways, and playgrounds to protect and enhance the appearance of the underlying asphalt. Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), academic institutions, and State and local agencies have identified coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat as a major source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) contamination in urban and suburban areas and a potential concern for human health and aquatic life.

URL:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20163017

Source:
U.S. Geological Survey

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
April 2016

Associated Sectors:

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