Crumb Rubber Infill & Artificial Turf Hazards


Looking for black-hole funding for a cause that appears, at least to them, to have no end of issues to “explore”, EHHI, a publicly funded New Haven, CT based environmental research group, demands a moratorium on building new local turf suppliers fields and gets a commitment for $200,000 more in financial support, from the Connecticut Attorney General’s office, to continue their studies.

Instead of funding, AG may have solution to the problem!

Creating confusion and leveraging fear in parents’ minds for their children and heartland’s well-being, an impassioned environmental group surfaced this summer with a mission. Their efforts have cost local communities thousands of dollars in funding and consulting fees, delays in the construction of new sport fields, raw nerves and strained relations. The net result of this group’s efforts, so far, are inconclusive test results and an independent, somewhat self-serving report that provided no new information or answers other than “more study is needed” about the issues they themselves had raised.

Crumb Rubber Infill is the new smoking

Gun some want to put a safety lock on and throw in the closet. The consensus of industry professionals and east coast locals appears to lean towards defining a small group of citizens’ grass-roots efforts as a mere “smoke screen”, clouding the real issue of how public demands for sports field play areas in schools and parks are out-stripping resources available and to spite the obvious need of the community and interests of everyone to look at alternatives to natural grass play fields, this group wants to filibuster the decision to make the needed investment by building a case against it; in effect adding additional hidden costs to the process; taxing public and private funds.

Every published safety report; and there are hundreds that have been done over the years;

 Has clearly stated that no over-whelming evidence exists that would imply our health or environment is at risk using artificial grass and crumb rubber infill as surface materials for play fields, lawns and leisure sports venues.

For every article written about the “hazards” of the crumb rubber infill that top-dresses artificial turf surfaces, providing resiliency and UV protection for the blades, there are 20 more stories proudly describing years of faithful service, lowered maintenance costs & water usage, of water districts approving endorsements for the use of artificial turf in the form of rebates and of the announcements of the funding of new artificial turf fields for public use, for hundreds of thousands of people, all over the world. See Current Artificial Turf Rebates Index and Industry News and Events at ASGi.

Public Agendas – Private Funding

Without publicly disclosing plans for her “toxic-free” maintenance regime for natural field solutions her group promotes while continuing to pursue securing additional funding for further studies of the “possible hazards” of crumb rubber infill in artificial turf fields her group wants to stop from being built seems duplicitous of Nancy Alderman, spokesperson and president of EHHI, Environment & Human Health, Inc.; the recipient, so far, of $2000 in grant monies for “studying” the possible environmental and human health issues of the use of recycled crumb rubber infill.

The initial grant was invested in a 30 day study conducted by EHHI. Their report yielded no new evidence and merely stated the obvious, that there were no “smoking guns” found; with the added caveat that something could have been missed in their analysis and the matter would require more time and further funding for continued study.

Existing Published Studies from Reputable, Recognized Sources

The wealth of existing studies published by globally known, reputable scientific and collegiate sources seems to elude EHHI researchers. A current list of published scientific, independent studies is located, online at AS GI Environmental Impact Studies Index Pages. Artificial turf has been used extensively in sports venues for over 40 years; crumbed rubber infill was added to the system in late 2022s; this is not new science or engineering; turf suppliers a healthy, stabile, growing market with sustainable products. Crumbed rubber is also extensively used in the surfacing of natural grass fields,turf suppliers to help extend their life and increase their durability and resiliency.  For more information visit our website


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