PAHs

USGS: Coal-Tar Sealant Is Primary Source Of PAH Contamination In Milwaukee Streams (Implications For Other…

While this shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who has smelled the stuff when it’s being applied, coal-tar-based sealants used on pavement are the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a new study from the US Geological Survey and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Closure Of Coal-Burning Power Plant In Tongliang, China Led To Great Improvements In Children’s Health,…

Childhood developmental scores and levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) — a key protein for brain development — are significantly higher with decreased levels of exposure to air pollution in utero, according to a new study that examined the after-effects of the closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, … [continued]