Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Connecticut asks EPA study on fake turf

NEW HAVEN — U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal demanded Monday that the federal Environmental Protection Agency investigate cancer-causing chemicals and other possibly toxic compounds that waft out of synthetic athletic fields covered with granulated tires.
At issue are public health questions surrounding a crumb-rubber field in West Haven, an additional 30 similar fields in Connecticut, and about 3,500 of the surfaces nationwide. Click here.