The asphalt coating used to coat the surfaces of vehicles and homes in the U.S. is commonly called “asphalt melting asphalt” and is used to create a slick surface.
But the chemicals used to melt the asphalt, which are called “thermal surfactants,” are also commonly used in other products, including coatings for paint and coatings used in carpets and other products.
Asphalt melting is used in a wide range of products, from coatings on automobiles to coatings in carpeting, but the chemicals are also used to treat and remove dirt and grime from the asphalt.
The U.K. Food Standards Agency has warned that asphalt coating may be unsafe, and it has asked automakers to remove the coating from their vehicles by 2018.
In a statement, the agency said it has been monitoring the safety of thermal surfactant use on asphalt for over a year and has raised safety concerns in response to safety testing results.
“We have found no evidence that thermal surfacepants pose an increased risk of health hazards in the workplace compared to other materials used to manufacture asphalt,” the agency wrote.