Lab Science News - Science, chemistry and environmental news from laboratory experts

Posts Tagged ‘recycled’

EPA Study Eases Concern of Harmful Chemicals Being Found in Playground Surfaces

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Playground ChemicalsEPA, in a recent study, found that concentrations of chemicals in recycled tire material were below levels considered harmful. Recycled tire material, or “tire crumb,” is commonly used in synthetic turf sports fields and children’s playgrounds.

According to EPA, public concerns have been raised in the past several years over the use of tire crumb materials, especially after high levels of lead were reported in some artificial turf fields. In 2009, the Synthetic Turf Council reported that artificial (synthetic) turf has been installed in approximately 4,500 fields, tracks and playgrounds.

(more…)