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The doctors explained the exposure routes and our younger children are the most vulnerable to this and many other carcinogens. Dr. Rachael Ross pointed out that the 38% cancer risk increase from this exposure is "huge." They also mentioned precautions that families can take. This is addressed in one of our previous posts entitled, "What Do I Do If I Have Coal Tar Sealants on My Driveway?".
Dr. Stork also showed our "coffee/tea test" which we'll take as a silent shout out to the simple test my colleague and I developed. You can read more about the test here.
If you are new to this issue, then there are many things you can do from taking precautions, to removing coal tar sealants from your driveway, to asking your local officials to ban it, or even signing a petition to get Congress to pass a national ban. Your efforts to rid our communities of this toxin will yield benefits for generations to come.