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TURF BATTLE: THE CONTROVERSY OVER CRUMB RUBBER PLAYING FIELDS

From: CBS Denver

"A new government study to determine if athletic fields made from recycled tires are safe is creating complex issues for school districts that have already installed…

CANCER RATES ARE INCREASING AMONG ATHLETES, QUESTIONS OVER RUBBER TURFS

From: Albany Daily Star

"“We’re happy it’s getting this level of attention,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national…

GUEST COMMENTARY TAKING A LOOK AT ARTICLE 47

From: Concord Journal

"A Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility review cautioned that the Federal Research Plan is not a plan to action but a plan to study."

VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD ON CRUMB RUBBER

From: My Edmonds News

"According to Jeff Ruch, a lawyer with environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the use of tires on playfields “was…

RUBBER SOFTENS SCHOOL FIELDS BUT ARE KIDS SAFE?

From: Courier-Journal

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told the Albany Daily Star the belated scrutiny the fields are receiving represents…


News Releases

NEW FEDERAL ARTIFICIAL TURF STUDY WILL LEAD TO MORE QUESTIONS

One-Year Window Focused on Defining “Knowledge Gaps” on Exposure and Effects

CPSC DROPS ARTIFICIAL TURF PLAYGROUND SAFETY REVIEW

Unannounced Decision on Childhood Product Status at Odds with Public Statements

U.S. PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION STUMBLES ON ARTIFICIAL TURF

CPSC Slow-Walks Its Review of Tire Crumb Playgrounds as Children’s Products

VOTERS REJECT ARTIFICIAL TURF IN THREE STATES

Consumer Product Safety Commission Reviews Turf Marketing for Children

MOVE TO MAKE SYNTHETIC PLAYGROUNDS LEAD-FREE

Syn-Turf Marketing for Children Triggers Consumer Product Safety Jurisdiction