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Rubber automobile tires are made up of many different raw materials One of the main raw materials used in the making of rubber automobile tires is rubber both synthetic and natural The natural rubber used in manufacturing tires can be found as a milky substance in the bark of a Hevea Brasiliensis rubber tree and the synthetic rubber is made from polymers found in crude oil To produce the raw rubber used in rubber automobile tires the liquid latex is mixed in with different acids that cause the rubber to harden After that excess water is squeezed out and the rubber is poured into sheets then the sheets are left to dry in smokehouses Another key ingredient used in making rubber tires is carbon black Carbon black is a fine light powder made when natural gasses or crude oil are burned with small amounts of oxygen causing incomplete combustion and also producing large amounts of soot A tire is a strong flexible rubber ring around a car wheel The rubber automobile tire needs to be long lasting and well made it allows someone to have a safe and comfortable drive The properties that go into rubber tires are mainly used to help in steering when at high speeds braking to hold up the entire weight of a car and to take away loud noises when driving Tires also have a gripping surface so that the car does not lose traction when in motion Rubber tires present a serious environmental concern A portion of the risk lies within the chemical aspect of tires When tires decompose toxins are released causing coincidental fires which can pollute the air water and land Some other risks that tires present are landfill waste and pest threat The first risk represented is the toxins that are released off of the tires when decomposed When tires are thrown away instead of recycled the chemicals that are in tires are discharged into
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