Report warns of health hazards of using recycled tires in buildings

ERJ staff report (LMH)

London — A report by the Healthy Building Network, a US environmental health association, says that the use of recycled tires in buildings could be exposing people to toxic chemicals.

The report looks at crumb rubber, which can be used to make flooring for homes, schools, gyms and offices. Healthy Building Network noted that aromaric process oils, which can make up to 30 percent of a tire’s mass, could be released from building products through “ordinary use or cleaning of the…

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