The controversy around crumb rubber infill continues as a
new in-depth piece in the USA nowadays was published nowadays surveying the political
dispute occurring between school artificial turf sports field superintendents, environmental agencies
and, consumer protection agencies.
Reduced upkeep costs and
water savings, etc, the Synthetic Turf Council have
touted the obvious benefits of synthetic turf, and on nonetheless another hand.
They have stated that
the safety of such rubbers is not conclusive, due to recent political pressure. The Environmental Protection Agency has
historically supported the use of crumb rubber infills in fake turf fieldsd in their effort to
recycle old car tires, furthermore.
OK to play on", the Consumer Product Safety commission is
being criticized for publishing a headline in 2008 proclaiming that fake turf with crumb rubber infills was "OK to install, despite the
fact that the tests they had conducted were not conclusive, on the one hand.
Which costs more than $1 million, and on the other hand, if the tests
prove that the fields are harmful to children, schools are reticent to allow their
turf fields to be tested for fear of negative publicity and having to pay to
have their turf fields replaced.
It seems that the debate around fake turf crumb rubber infill will just have to continue until
conclusive tests have been completed. ...