|Photo from NASA|
The first part featured a sealant producer from Long Island that was affected by the ban there. The company had to add equipment to switch over to an asphalt-based material. They were confused on their timeline saying they only had 3 months to prepare for the new material, but actually they had about 1 year.
- "be honest and straightforward" is the new motto of the PCTC which is a departure from the recent past. Let's start with a full disclosure of the concentrations and effects of the product. Maybe meet a European standard that you won't use your product until you prove that it doesn't harm people or the environment.
- Space junk and volcanoes are notable sources of PAHs (WOW, got a reference for that?)
- "never any indication that there is a health problem." Even I know of men who have worked with coal tar who have died of cancers at a young age, while impossible to link definitively, makes you wonder if there wasn't a connection. No mention of recent coal tar sealant cancer risk studies by Baylor University (see Decoding the Coal Tar Sealant to Cancer Connection). Since the most affected population is children, unless you violate child labor laws, you don't know the full effect of your actions by just looking at an adult workforce.
- No mention of the toxicity of the product itself or the PAH levels (see Busting Sealant Myths: The "Purity of Refined Coal Tar).
- No mention of the EPA's study or their information for communities to minimize the use of this product (see US EPA Releases New Info on Coal Tar Sealant Pollution).
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