In The Media
Sen Richard Blumenthal announces launch of a "major investigation" into the health and safety of crumb rubber
At a press conference on Feb. 12, 2016, Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) says the EPA, CDC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission will begin an investigation into the potential dangers of crumb rubber from recycled tires used in artificial turf fields. Click here to watch the video.
A hearing in the California Senate provides a good overview of crumb rubber issues, citing EHHI's study at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Click here to watch the video.
Comments from EHHI President Nancy Alderman
Should outdoor wood furnaces be banned in Connecticut? Watch a Fox Connecticut TV news clip about outdoor wood furnaces and neighbors' complaints. FOXCT newscaster Beau Berman reports on the issue, with a brief quote from Nancy Alderman, Founder and President of Environment and Human Health, Inc. Click here to watch.
Turf Wars: How Safe Are The Fields Where We Play?
Former U.S. women's national team goalkeeper and coach Amy Griffin has gathered a list of athletes who had played on crumb-rubber synthetic turf and had been diagnosed with cancer. Julie Foudy of espnW investigates the health risks related to playing on synthetic fields. Click here to watch.
On the EPA's website
EPA has posted Environment and Human Health, Inc.'s journal article "Outdoor wood furnaces create significant indoor particulate pollution in neighboring homes." Download the full article as a pdf.
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