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Chicago Tribune: Study Points To Dangers Of Children’s Exposure To Coal Tar Sealants
February 15, 2012, 3:46 pm
Filed under: News

By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporter
February 15, 2012
Children living next to driveways or parking lots coated with coal tar are exposed to significantly higher doses of cancer-causing chemicals than those living near untreated asphalt, according to a study that raises new questions about commonly used pavement sealants.

Researchers from Baylor University and theU.S. Geological Survey also found that children living near areas treated with coal tar-based sealants ingest twice as many polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, from contaminated dust tracked into their homes than they do from food.

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