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EPA Office of Research and Development Water Research Webinar – Emerging Environmental Impacts of Tire Wear Particles and Their Chemical Cocktails

June 26 , 2:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Emerging Environmental Impacts of Tire Wear Particles and Their Chemical Cocktails: Each year, billions of automobile tires are produced, and hundreds of millions become waste, posing a significant environmental and human health risk. Tires are a highly engineered and complex source of pollutants, including heavy metals, plastics, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and other compounds that can be toxic alone or as chemical cocktails. As tires wear, they release pollutants through atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial pathways, and comprehensive clean-up solutions are needed to reduce the risk of these pollutants. This presentation will cover the scope and scale of tire pollution and discuss efforts across the US EPA and globally to address the issue of tire-related pollution. Hear from Paul Mayer, PhD, EPA Office of Research and Development. Paul is a Research Ecologist with US EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Corvallis, Oregon. His research interests are in stream restoration and stormwater management. Paul received his PhD in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Note: It is EPA’s policy to make reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities wishing to participate in the Agency’s programs and activities, pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 791. Any request for accommodation should be made to Sam Whately at in advance of the webinar.

For future viewing, a closed-captioned recording of this webinar will be made available on EPA’s YouTube site.

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