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About the Health Risks of Artificial Turf
“Crumb rubber,” the recycled tire product used as artificial dirt or soil for synthetic turf, potentially contains the harmful elements benzene, lead, mercury, and arsenic. Limited studies have not shown an elevated health risk from playing on fields with tire crumb.
The EPA initiated a study in Feb 2016 in regards to the public safety of recycled rubber tire crumb that will run through 2017.
Allegations include that those who spent time on artificial turf could be exposed to lead if the tire particles rubbed on their skin or entered their systems through their mouths.
In one complaint, Attorney General Brown alleged, “young children are especially susceptible to the toxic effects of lead,” and pointed out that “even small doses received in childhood, over time, can cause adverse health impacts.”
No study has proven that crumb rubber will not cause cancer and there have been no long-term studies.
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