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USA Today Sports – Fields of Green: Synthetic Turf Comes Under Fire But Lack of Proof Makes It a Preferred Playing Field Surface

Synthetic turf using crumb rubber has come under attack from the Women’s World Cup and now an updated NBC news report is questioning whether the recycled rubber used in the MORE >

Synthetic Turf Council Position on Crumb Rubber Infill Safety and Calls for Additional Federal Guidance

Atlanta, GA – Recent news reports have focused on a desire for the U.S. government to issue additional guidance on the safety of synthetic turf fields containing crumb rubber infill. MORE >

Safe Fields Alliance Issues Statement in Response to NBC Report

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today the Safe Fields Alliance (“SFA”), a coalition dedicated to educating stakeholders around the safety of synthetic turf fields using crumb rubber, issued the following statement in response MORE >

Assessment of the Risk of Cancer Posed by Rubber Mulch & Infill

This letter-report from noted toxicologist, Laura C. Green, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., details evidence that leads her to conclude that rubber mulch for playgrounds and crumb rubber infill for synthetic turf sports MORE >

Connecticut Reaffirms Safety of Artificial Turf

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has evaluated the potential exposures and risks from athletic use of artificial turf fields. Our study of 5 fields in Connecticut in 2010-2011 was MORE >

Synthetic Turf Council Responds to Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf

Atlanta, GA – The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the synthetic turf industry take the health, safety, and welfare of synthetic turf users very seriously. We sympathize with those individuals MORE >

Environmental Benefits of Synthetic Turf

(Atlanta, Ga.) – While millions of people, businesses, schools and homeowners use synthetic turf for landscape and play, one of its major beneficiaries is the environment. As of 2011, the MORE >

Connecticut Study Verifies Safety of Synthetic Turf

(Atlanta, GA.) – On July 30, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that a new study of the risks to children and adults playing on synthetic turf fields MORE >

EPA Study OKs Recycled Rubber Surfaces

It’s been a long wait for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to weigh in on the safety of recreational products made from recycled tires. Finally, it released the MORE >

New EPA Report Finds Low Level Concern in Crumb Rubber Infill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released results of a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material or tire crumb. MORE >

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