Safety walk sign next to factory , in front of gym

Online Flyer for Printing:
Styrene possible exposure flyer, for San Mateo Gymnastics, Tumble Town, Pump It Up, and other Peterson Products neighbors

sources: EPA , EPA , MSDS, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), CDC-INFO, VPIRG, CCOHS, EPA/TTN, America Lung Association






Safety first...
...more than a walk sign required?
Worker from factory with face mask on
You may be exposed to harmful styrene chemical emissions and contaminants from the fiberglass factory, Peterson Products! ...exceeding CDC's MRL Standard for kids' safety!!
View Air Testing Results direct from San Mateo County Environmental Health 7/07
Children especially are more vulnerable and at risk.
Also, at exercise there is increased vulnerability to health damage from the pollutants.
Styrene is classified as a possible human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Styrene oxide, a product of styrene metabolism in the body, is an established mutagen and carcinogen and is believed to be the reason for the toxicity of styrene.
Health Effects & Risks from Styrene Exposure Include:
Effects on the central nervous system, including:Cancer risk:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Malaise
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Feeling of intoxication
  • CNS dysfunction (reaction time, memory, visuomotor speed and accuracy, intellectual function)
  • Hearing loss
  • Peripheral neuropathy (a condition of the nervous system that usually begins in the hands and/or feet with symptoms of numbness, tingling, burning and/or weakness)
  • Effects on kidney enzyme functions and on the blood
  • Increased risk of leukemia and lymphoma
  • Eye, skin, respiratory tract, and mucous membrane irritation
  • Effects to liver
  • Effects to reproductive system
  • Death due to respiratory system paralysis
Styrene is broken down in the air usually within
1 to 2 days
Just because you can't smell it, it doesn't mean that it's not there. But when you do smell the styrene odor...
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bad smellIt is important to note that, just because you can't smell it, it doesn't mean that it's not there - what does it mean if you are smelling the styrene odor? According to EPA / TTN, the odor threshold (the lowest concentration point at which you can smell it) for styrene is 0.32 parts per million (ppm), 320 ppb - that is over 5 times greater than the 60 ppb standard for kids (source EPA/TTN).

"Its odor is sweet at very low concentrations, but becomes sharp and disagreeable at higher concentrations" (source dhs).
Should a gymnastics club, kids' recreational facilities, a deli, and homes be next to a
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Why were the permits issued...and issued?
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View Demographics Info for Surrounding Area (1 mile)View Factory Scorecard
Belmont city limit signPeterson Products fiberglass factory
Peterson Products
1325 Old County Rd
Belmont, CA 94002

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"Highest quality fiberglass reinforced plastic components" "Over 50 years experience in prototypes through volume production"
Extending from Old County Road, along Karen Road and all the way to Elmer Street
City of Belmont Area
Right next to San Mateo Gymnastics Center (SMG)
...previously Heggstad H L Inc Plastrng Contr
San Mateo Gymnastics Center on Elmer Street, Belmont, CA
1306 Elmer Street, Belmont, CA 94002 (Main Gym)
Unincorporated Area, San Mateo County
Plasterers & Plastering Contractors, Builders & General Contractors Remodeling & Repair, Dry Wall Contractors
Gym extending along Karen Road too...
1333 Old County Rd, Belmont, CA 94002
Fiberglass factory and  San Mateo Gymnastics, back of main gymnastics gym
(extends from Elmer Street to Old County Road)
source 1, source 2
Back of San Mateo Gymnastics, main gymnastics gym, and open roll-up door
San Mateo Tumble Town Gym
Back of Tumble Town gym and open roll-up door, next to factory vent stackSan Mateo Tumble Town on Old County Rd.
Tumble Town gym open roll-up door
back of Tumble Town gym
1333 Old County Road
Belmont, CA 94002
Unincorporated Area, San Mateo County
Tumble Town front entrance for clients on Old County Rd.
And factory also next to....
Across the street, just came in new to the area ...Pump It Up - The Inflatable Party Zone
Pump It Up across the street from fiberglass factoryPump It Up - The Inflattable Party ZonePump It Up Grand Opening, new to area
1309 Elmer Street, Belmont, CA 94002
Unincorporated Area, San Mateo County
Right next to the Old County Deli
Old County Deli right next to fiberglass factoryOld County Deli
1331 Old County Rd, Ste.C Belmont, CA, 94002
back of Pump It Up facility
And right next to
Fiberglass factory right next to residences, homes
residences, homes neighboring fiberglass factory
City of Belmont Area
Demographic Profile of Surrounding Area (1 Mile) based on 2000 US Census Data source; EPA EnviroMapper

demographic profile for surrounding area, 1 mile around Peterson Products, baseed on 2000 US Census Data

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EPA IDEA QUERY RESULTS for Peterson Products

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