A roof coating sprayers has been ordered to stop using plastic roof coating as part of a national drive to tackle pollution from the manufacturing of products used to manufacture roofing products.
The Federal Government has launched a campaign to tackle the use of synthetic coatings, which are widely used in roofing.
It says that using the same roofing materials in more conventional building materials has been shown to lead to more emissions and lead to the degradation of natural and social ecosystems.
The federal government has issued an urgent call for companies to stop sourcing roofing coatings.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has also called for manufacturers to stop manufacturing synthetic roofing after a report by a group of environmental organisations found that the use is damaging to the environment.
“The synthetic roof coating process itself has a very long history of using materials that are not considered to be a sustainable source of material, particularly from the roofing industry,” said Joanne Geller, a research fellow at the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
“The results of the EPA’s study have shown that the synthetic coating process produces a lot of waste, and they say that using synthetic roof coatings instead of more sustainable materials is the only way to stop it.”
According to the EPA, about 60% of the synthetic coatations used in the US are made from petroleum-based products, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
The chemicals are also used in carpets and insulation.
The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) says that the chemicals can cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive damage.
The chemical has also been linked to adverse health effects including respiratory problems, birth deformities and asthma.
“We’re very concerned about this chemical because of the risk to our health,” said Geller.
“It has been linked with reproductive problems, cancer, reproductive toxicity, developmental issues, reproductive damage.”
The EWG says the synthetic roof is a cheap and environmentally harmful substitute for traditional materials and it is also known to have adverse health impacts.
“In addition to the environmental damage that the chemical has been proven to cause, synthetic roofcoatings can cause the development of microorganisms, such as micrococci and microfungi, which may be harmful to human health,” the EWG said.
“Micrococcus are organisms that are beneficial in a number of ways, but they also have the potential to cause harmful organisms and thus, they can have adverse effects on the health of people, including children and the elderly.”
According a study released in 2016 by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the use, and the growth of synthetic roofcoating production, is responsible for about 60 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that the US produces.