And on still another hand, reduced care costs and
water savings, the Synthetic Turf Council have
touted the obvious benefits of artificial turf, etc.
It seems that the debate around artificial turf crumb rubber infill will just have to continue until
conclusive tests have been completed.
fact that the tests they had conducted were not conclusive, on the one hand, the Consumer Product security commission is
being criticized for publishing a headline in 2008 proclaiming that fake turf with crumb rubber infills was "OK to install, oK to play on".
Consumer protection agencies, the controversy around crumb rubber infill continues as a
new in-depth piece in the USA Today was published today surveying the political
dispute occurring between school synthetic turf sports field superintendents, environmental agencies
Due to recent political pressure, they have stated that
the safety of such rubbers is not conclusive. The Environmental Protection Agency has
historically supported the use of crumb rubber infills in artificial turf fieldsd in their effort to
recycle old car tires, furthermore.
And on the other hand, which costs more than $1 million, 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, if the tests
prove that the fields are harmful to children. ...