From high school athletic fields to playgrounds, artificial turf fields and crumb rubber infill are now commonly found playing surfaces in the United States. Although millions of children play on them every day, we still do not have ample information regarding the potential adverse health effects from prolonged exposure to artificial turf and its main component, crumb rubber. This FAQ will provide you with an overview of the currently available research and offer tangible steps to best protect children if they do routinely play on these questionable surfaces.
Children’s Environmental Health Network provides FAQ on crumb rubber and artificial turf
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