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TAG: lead exposure

Lead-contaminated fields still waiting for cleanup in NYC

May 18, 2018By

The Red Hook Recreation Area is your run-of-the-mill park with all the staples for a community to enjoy: soccer fields, baseball fields, wide open areas. Except it isn’t like every other park; it’s contaminated with lead. This local park in Red Hook, which is in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, has been the center of attention after the discovery of... read more

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USA Today: Feds continue to promote artificial turf

March 16, 2015By

Artificial turf fields comprised with crumb rubber have recently raised health concerns for players, including the risk of injury, skin infection, lead exposure and cancer. Two federal agencies — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — continue to promote athletic turf as safe, according to a USA Today analysis. A CPSC news release states “young children are not at risk from... read more