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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

ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD HEAT DANGERS REQUIRE SAFEGUARDS

Synthetic Turf Temps as High as 200 Degrees Pose Particular Peril to Children

LEAD LIMITS NEEDED ON TIRE CRUMB PLAYGROUNDS

CPSC Ruling on Artificial Play-Areas as Children’s Products Sought

SAFETY OF SHREDDED TIRES IN PLAYGROUNDS UNDER QUESTION

EPA Endorsed Use without Analyzing Toxic Potential but Belated Studies in Limbo