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Recycled Rubber in the News

The "Synthetic Turf Field Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber Research Under the Federal Research Action Plan, Final Report, Part I" highlights what we already know about crumb rubber infill in synthetic turf fields: crumb rubber is made of the same components found in everyday consumer products, and hospital and classroom floors. The report reconfirms that the mere presence of a substance does not equate with human exposure, and recognizes substances are also present in grass fields and other types of surfaces. Furthermore, when the EPA tested for dozens of substances it found low- and below-detection limits emissions, which is consistent with previous studies. We look forward to the EPA finishing their human exposure characterization in a timely manner in order to provide parents and communities the certainty they deserve.

Recycled rubber plays a vital yet largely unseen role in in our lives. We interact with it on a daily basis and it enables us to do many of the things we love the most. At the same time, there have been a number of unsubstantiated claims made in the media about the safety of recycled rubber, and these claims have been repeatedly refuted by the facts. Here are a few recent pieces to be aware of:

Environmental Research Journal Assesses Risk of Crumb Rubber in Turf Fields:

Comprehensive multipathway risk assessment of chemicals associated with recycled (“crumb”) rubber in synthetic fields

Leading Pediatric Health Expert Says Recycled Rubber is Safe:

Synthetic Turf Fields, Crumb Rubber, and Alleged Cancer Risk

As Seen in Scrap Magazine:

Crumb Rubber: Fear vs. Facts