The artificial turf and recycled rubber industries have released a video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the general public on the science related to the safety of artificial turf fields and recycled rubber. This video features parent, coach, and scientific perspectives on the safety of turf and recycled rubber and was created in conjunction with Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing that makes people’s lives better and a leader in the establishment of the Recycled Rubber Council.
The video is available at this link: http://ecoreintl.com/rubbercrumbfacts.php.
The video features commentary from a variety of perspectives, including:
- John Boynton, a parent who led an effort to review the existing science and ultimately advocated to install artificial turf fields in his town in Massachusetts
- Jim Dorsey, a longtime high school football coach and current athletic director who touts the benefits of turf fields at his school
- Michael Peterson, a board-certified toxicologist at Gradient, an environmental and risk sciences consulting firm, and a Scientific Advisor to the Recycled Rubber Council
This video was produced by the Safe Fields Alliance and the Recycled Rubber Council, and is endorsed by the Synthetic Turf Council.
About the Safe Fields Alliance
The Safe Fields Alliance (SFA) is a coalition dedicated to educating stakeholders around the safety of synthetic turf fields and crumb rubber, including that based on an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence, there is no link between turf and crumb rubber and health issues. Three of the leading North American manufacturers of synthetic turf fields – FieldTurf, Sprinturf, and AstroTurf, working alongside several leading recycled rubber manufacturers, came together to help alleviate concerns related to this issue. For more information, please visit http://www.safefieldsalliance.com.
About the Recycled Rubber Council
The Recycled Rubber Council (RRC) serves manufacturers, processors, and distributors of recycled rubber products; entities that supply products or services to those that manufacture or process recycled rubber products; and individuals or entities that benefit from recycled rubber products. Its mission is to communicate, advocate, and educate about the safety and beneficial uses of recycled rubber. For more information, please visit http://www.recycledrubbersafetycouncil.org.