Scientists have identified a common type of pavement sealcoat – coal tar sealcoat – as a major source of dangerous chemicals in streams and lakes adjacent to its application, and a significant health risk to the public, especially young children, who use and live by driveways, parking lots, and surfaces coated with the product. These chemicals, PAHs, are found in the sediments of nearby lakes and streams and in particles and dust from pavements coated with this type of product.
We need your help to raise awareness so we can stop the use of this product in our region. Freshwater Future has limited funding available to help your group engage on this issue.
Please join us for a webinar on April 17 at 11:00am to learn more about this product, the problems it causes and how you can team up with Freshwater Future to help phase out and end the use of the product in our region. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Barbara Mahler, Research Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and leading researcher on coal tar sealcoats.
More information is available here.