Are Asphalt Plants Dangerous to our Health?
A small asphalt plant producing 100 thousand tons of asphalt a year may release up to 50 tons of toxic fugitive emissions into the air. [Dr. R. Nadkarni] Stagnant air and local weather patterns often increase the level of exposure to local communities. In fact, most asphalt plants are not even tested for toxic emissions.
An Asphalt Plant in Your Community? - Asphalt Pavement
National Asphalt Pavement Association. Consumer Center. Overview; An Asphalt Plant in Your Community? The Environmental Impact of Asphalt Facilities
Risks In An Asphalt Plant - Image Results
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Asphalt Plant Safety - Health and Safety Authority
Detailed information from Wirtgen showing the Operation of Asphalt Plants is available here. Detailed information about identifying and managing the risks at Asphalt Plants prepared buy SIAC Bituminous Products is available here. Detailed information from Atlantic about bitumen, controlled unloading and control measures is available here
HEALTH EFFECTS OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO ASPHALT
available data on the health effects of occupational exposure to asphalt and asphalt fumes. NIOSH determined the principal adverse health effects to be irritation of the serous membranes of the conjunctivae and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Asphalt Plants - Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Asphalt Plants: Contaminants of Concern – Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League Asphalt Plant Would Expose Children to Toxins – Petaluma 360 Indians Appeal Asphalt Plant – Mendocino Country Environmentalist Group Opposes Asphalt Plant: The Plant would be about Half Mile from Colfax Elementary School – News and Record (Greensboro, NC)
Asphalt Plant Health Concerns
Health Issues with an Asphalt Plant Nearby. Here are some short quotes and abstracts from articles referencing the health problems that occur with working, and/or living near an Asphalt Plant. Asphalt and Diesel Exhaust Fumes
Risk of cancer/ illness from asphalt - Kunda Park neighbours
Like many long term studies on cancer, it may take a generation or so before we are aware of the full consequences and dangers of exposure to certain chemicals from asphalt plants. We expect the evidence for asphalt to lag several decades behind that for cigarette smoking (only recently did "big tobacco" stop refuting the health risks from ...
ASPHALT HAZARD SUMMARY HOW TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE BEING ...
Asphalt is a blackish-brown solid, semi-solid or liquid, depending on the formulation or mixture of Asphalt used. Asphalt fumes are produced during the manufacture and heating of Asphalt, which is used for road building and roofing, and in rubber and adhesives. REASON FOR CITATION * Asphalt is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is
Who Wants to Live Near an Asphalt Plant? - nytimes.com
The Coalition Against the Asphalt Plant, a group that for six years has been fighting to keep an asphalt plant from being built in Boston, contends that the Federal environmental authorities have ...
Safety and Health Topics | Asphalt (Bitumen) Fumes - Hazard ...
Exposure to asphalt fumes can cause serious injury and permanent damage. Workers that may be exposed to asphalt fumes need to be aware of the potential hazards in their work environment. The following references aid in recognizing asphalt fume hazards in the workplace ...