Air toxics are chemicals in the air that can cause cancer or other serious health effects, including reproductive effects and birth defects. We are exposed to air toxics in the air we breathe, and when air toxics are deposited in water and soil, we can be exposed to them through drinking water and food.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is conducting a study on potential health effects related to the use of recycled waste tires in synthetic turf and playground mats. On November 16, 2015, an online webinar was held to provide more information.

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For more information or assistance, please contact David Harris at (805) 961-8824 or at harrisd@sbcapcd.org (Air Toxics Section).