According to OSHA Over a half-million workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt, a petroleum product used extensively in road paving, roofing, siding, and concrete work.
Health effects from exposure to asphalt fumes include headache, skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough, and skin cancer.
Every year, an estimated nine million tons of asphalt roofing waste ends up in our nation's landfills (75% of all roofing dollars are re-roofing) — at a cost of more than $400 million in disposal fees alone.
Meanwhile, more than 60 manufacturing plants generate up to one million tons of new material every year.
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