CHANTILLY, France (Nov. 6, 2015) — Tire and road wear particles (TRWP) are safe for human health based on the results of recent research, the chief executive officers of international tire corporations said at a meeting in Chantilly.
Also, a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that development of nanomaterials for tires will be beneficial to society, the CEOs said Oct. 9 at the meeting of the Tire Industry Project (TIP) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
This year marks the tenth anniversary of TIP, according to a WBCSD press release. TIP's goal is to identify and address the potential health and environmental life cycle impacts of tires, it said.
“Following extensive ambient air testing of TRWP in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, results indicate that the presence of TRWP of 2.5 microns in size is very low and below all human health and regulatory thresholds anywhere in the world,” the WBCSD said.