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Health impacts of open burning of used (scrap) tires and potential solutions (science memo)

Health impacts of open burning of used (scrap) tires and potential solutions

What follows is some information about the health effects of emissions from burning piles of used (scrap) tires. I am also including some information about the problem of groundwater contamination that results from burning piles of scrap tires, and potential solutions to the problem of scrap tires.

Tire Recycling Information (Science Memo)

TIRE RECYCLING INFORMATION

In many countries, tires from cars and trucks are piled on landfills, with potential for fueling a dangerous fire that is difficult to extinguish and highly polluting. Below is general information about tire recycling and links to many valuable websites.

Definitions:

---Crumb rubber is rubber that has been shredded and reduced to a particle size of 3/8 inch or less.

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