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Study looks at possible link between chemicals in driveway sealant and cancer

Consumer Reports News: January 12, 2010 02:28 PM

"Study Sees Parking Lot Dust As a Cancer Risk," on MSNBC.com, focuses on how chemicals in a common coal-tar sealants used on driveways and parking lots can be tracked into homes, where they might pose a health risk. Read the full report on which the MSNBC story is based on the Web site of the Environmental Science & Technology journal.

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If you're planning to resurface your driveway, read "Sealcoating: Don't Be Scammed By a Drive-by Driveway Sealcoating Job" to make sure you hire a qualified, legitimate contractor. You'll find  licensed repaving contractors on the sites of the National Pavement Contractors Association and the Asphalt Sealcoat Manufacturers Association.


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