• Matthews considers expanding ban on harmful parking lot sealant

    By: Tina Terry


    MATTHEWS, N.C. - Parking lots all over our area are covered in a product that has been linked to cancer.

    Last year, Channel 9 told you the town of Matthews became the first in the state to ban coal tar sealants, which are used to coat and protect driveways and parking lots.

    [PAST COVERAGE: Coal Tar sealant used to prevent cracks in parking lots dangerous, officials say]

    Now the town is considering widening the ban to include even more products.

    Watch the video above to hear why the sealant is so dangerous and what leaders are doing to help keep you safe.

    More information about the harmful chemical found in coal tar sealants here.

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