As seen in USA Today, MSNBC, Dr. Oz, and the Chicago Tribune.

$type=ticker$count=12$cols=4$cate=0$sn=0

Support a National Coal Tar Sealant Ban with a Letter to the EPA

I must confess I work in an industry of sheep that rarely say a peep. Recently someone started an online petition drive to support a natio...

I must confess I work in an industry of sheep that rarely say a peep.
Recently someone started an online petition drive to support a nationwide ban of coal tar pavement sealants.  I am not sure what the current tally is, but I would encourage anyone who understands this issue to go to this link and sign this petition.  The following letter will be sent to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency in your name.  The link to the petition is here.

PETITION LETTER:
Dear Environmental Protection Agency,
The time for a nationwide ban on coal tar sealant is now. Such a wide base of evidence exists supporting a ban for environmental, health and economic reasons, that not enacting one would be to ignore scientific fact.
Recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and Baylor University identify the dangerous potential of coal tar sealant. Not only do coal tar-based products contain 1,000 times higher levels of PAHs than asphalt-based products, but there is evidence suggesting that PAHs released from coal tar sealant may be emitted at higher rates than released from vehicles.
PAHs, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic, are also finding their way inside homes where children are especially susceptible. From the study conducted by the USGS, researchers found children living in close proximity to pavement sealed with coal tar to receive more than 14 times higher incidence of PAH exposure from accidental ingestion of dust particles than children living near unsealed pavement.
So far, a number of states in the U.S. have motioned to and successfully banned coal tar sealant—the European Union has also banned coal tar products. It does not make sense to keep using such a poisonous, toxic substance when there are alternatives. Asphalt-based sealant products have significantly smaller PAHsconcentrations than coal tar and are much less toxic.
Please consider a nationwide ban on coal tar based products. This ban is in the best interest of the environment and public health, and will be the most economically viable option in the long term.
Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

COMMENTS

Stay informed...Get FREE updates on new coal tar bans!

* indicates required

Google Search of this Site

Name

2016,49,ABC's,8,Action,53,airport,3,alternatives,6,Althoff,1,AMA,1,American Coating Association,2,Anacostia,1,Andover,1,applicator,1,APWA,1,ASCE,1,Asphalt Institute,1,ASTM,1,Austin,27,Austin Chronicle,1,ban,135,bans,5,Baylor,9,benzo[a]pyrene,1,Boca Raton,1,Boone,3,Burke,1,California,11,CalTrans,1,Canada,6,cancer,23,Cheh,1,Chesapeake Bay,1,Chicago,7,Chicago Sun Times,1,Chicago Tribune,7,china,1,Cleveland,2,coffee-tea test,3,Congress,6,Connecticut,2,consumer,1,cost,11,costs,1,Dallas,1,Dane County,1,Data Quality,1,Daughtry,4,DC,1,DDT,1,Deep Water Horizon,1,Delaware,1,Department of Defense,1,Department of Interior,2,District of Columbia,7,Doggett,17,DuPage River Salt Creek,2,Ed Burke,1,Edwards Aquifer Authority,3,Ellison,2,Emancipation,1,enforcement,6,environmental justice,1,EPA,31,EU,1,FAA,6,FAQ,14,field test,1,fish kill,3,Florida,2,Frockt,2,German Federation,1,Gowanus,2,Great Lakes,4,Gregoire,1,Hansen,4,Hawthorne,2,health,62,Hoffman Estates,1,Home Depot,1,Huffman,7,IARC,1,Illinois,27,Indiana,2,industry,68,Jeffords,1,Kansas,3,Keating,2,Lindsay,2,Long Island,1,Lowes,1,Mackerer,1,Madison,1,Maine,9,map,2,Maryland,8,Massachusetts,3,McDermott,1,McHenry,1,McHenry County,2,MCPA,1,Men's Health,1,Michigan,9,Milwaukee,1,Minneapolis,1,Minnesota,32,Mississippi River,2,Missouri,6,Montgomery County,3,Morgan State,1,MPCA,23,MS4,1,MSDS,1,MSNBC,2,national pavement contractors association,1,National Research Council,1,New Hampshire,4,New York,14,New York Academy of Sciences,1,Niezgodski,1,NOAA,1,North Carolina,3,npca,1,NPDES,1,Ohio,2,Oklahoma,1,OSHA,1,PCTC,2,Pennsylvania,1,Pets,1,Physicians for Social Responsibility,4,price comparison,6,Quigley,2,Quinoline,1,Reader's Digest,2,Regs,6,relative potency factor,1,Republican,1,Rice,1,Rocky River,1,Rodale,2,Rosenthal,3,RT-12,1,San Antonio,7,San Diego,1,Scalze,3,schools,8,Science,57,shotblasting,3,Sierra Club,1,Sisisky,2,Slavins,1,Smoking,2,South Barrington,1,South Carolina,1,Springfield,7,Stormwater Magazine,1,Suffolk,2,Suffolk County,3,Texas,4,The Doctors TV Show,1,Today Show,1,Tom Bashara,3,Toronto,2,tribute,1,TSCA,2,Twitter,9,UConn,2,University of Michigan,1,US Department of Health and Human Services,1,USA TODAY,3,USGS,43,Video,18,Wall Street Journal,1,Walmart,1,Warner,1,Washington,8,Washington Environmental Council,2,Washington State University,1,Watauga Riverkeepers,1,WEF,3,wetland regulations,1,Wieckowski,1,williams,2,Winfield,2,Wisconsin,3,z2014,31,z2014 Summary,14,
ltr
item
Coal Tar Free America: Support a National Coal Tar Sealant Ban with a Letter to the EPA
Support a National Coal Tar Sealant Ban with a Letter to the EPA
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KnN0PomvkBg/T17Gi9kVIVI/AAAAAAAACA8/C8qicEFFa24/s640/signature.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KnN0PomvkBg/T17Gi9kVIVI/AAAAAAAACA8/C8qicEFFa24/s72-c/signature.jpg
Coal Tar Free America
https://coaltarfreeamerica.blogspot.com/2012/03/support-national-coal-tar-sealant-ban.html
https://coaltarfreeamerica.blogspot.com/
https://coaltarfreeamerica.blogspot.com/
https://coaltarfreeamerica.blogspot.com/2012/03/support-national-coal-tar-sealant-ban.html
true
5212735001005847783
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy