Rooftop Roofing Materials to Replace New Plastic on Old Roof
New plastic roofing is being replaced with polypropylene for roofs in New York City.
The move comes after an Associated Press investigation found that the plastic in the roofs of some new buildings was causing serious health problems.
The AP report said plastic roofs are not safe for use on roofs and could cause respiratory problems, heart attacks and even cancer.
Some New York businesses are also using plastic for roofing.
AP reports that about 1,000 buildings are now using plastic roofs to replace plastic sheets.
The Associated Press reports that the New York Department of Buildings is recommending that New York’s Building Department install polypropene in new buildings for the next two years.
AP also reported that New Jersey and California also have started using polyprophene for roofs.
AP reported that polypropane has been used for nearly three decades in New Jersey.
Polypropylene is also being used in other places.
AP quoted a company in Arizona that has been testing polypropylene for roofs for over two years and found that it is safer than plastic.
In California, a new study found that polyethylene was safer than polyprophenyl acetate.
AP writes that there are no known health concerns about polyethylenecene in New Yorkers.
AP says the health risks of polyproprene were not investigated by the city.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce the decision soon.
The city’s health department said the decision will not affect construction of the new buildings.
The department said it would work with the state and the city to address the health concerns.
It says that in New Yorker buildings that have been certified by the department, there has been no increase in health problems and there have been no cases of respiratory problems.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said in a statement that the health department’s decision to use polypropenes is a welcome decision and a step in the right direction.
The governor also said the state would work closely with New York to ensure that these building materials are safely used.