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About Synthetic Turf

  • An article from a risk perception expert at Harvard who formerly taught at the Harvard School of Public Health written in STAT (a top healthcare publication) stating “Citizen science often overstates ‘cancer clusters’ like the one linked to artificial turf”

https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/05/cancer-clusters-artificial-turf/

 

  • An open letter from a doctor with 300 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books, who was awarded research grants over $75 million as a principal investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia Society of America, and was head of the Children’s Cancer Group, then the world’s largest pediatric cancer organization – saying how recycled rubber actually helps lower cancer:

http://comedsoc.org/images/Bleyer%20Letter%202016-5-25.pdf

 

  • Investigation of Reported Cancer among Soccer Players in Washington State:

 

  • A study by RIVM, roughly the equivalent of the EPA in the Netherlands – finding that playing sports on synthetic turf fields with rubber granulate is safe:
 
  • A study by European Chemicals Agency noting recycled rubber infill causes a very low level of concern:

https://echa.europa.eu/-/recycled-rubber-infill-causes-a-very-low-level-of-concern

 

  •  Fairfax County Park Authority webpage

 

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/plandev/syntheticturf.htm