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Report investigates potential link between Veterans Stadium turf and six dead former Phillies

March 29, 2023By

Environmentalists, scientists and researchers have expressed concern that the chemicals in the turf at Veterans Stadium could be linked to cancer. read more

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Senators ask Obama to initiate federal study of crumb rubber

January 22, 2016By
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Two Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee asked President Barack Obama on Jan 21. to initiate a study regarding the potential health risk posed by artificial turf athletic fields and playgrounds made of crumb rubber, according to a news release from the Commerce Committee. In a letter to the president, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal say the possible correlation between crumb... read more

Congressman calls for health risk study on crumb rubber

November 12, 2014By

A New Jersey Congressman sent a letter to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) regarding the use of recycled tire crumb rubber in synthetic turf fields and the potential health risks that they pose. Frank Pallone Jr., a Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, asked the agency to conduct an official study to examine... read more