Synthetic Turf Fields, Crumb Rubber, and Alleged Cancer Risk

@article{Bleyer2017SyntheticTF,
  title={Synthetic Turf Fields, Crumb Rubber, and Alleged Cancer Risk},
  author={A. Bleyer},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={2437-2441}
}
  • A. Bleyer
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Most synthetic turf fields have crumb rubber interspersed among the simulated grass fibers to reduce athletic injuries by allowing users to turn and slide more readily as they play sports or exercise on the fields. Recently, the crumbs have been implicated in causing cancer in adolescents and young adults who use the fields, particularly lymphoma and primarily in soccer goalkeepers. This concern has led to the initiation of large-scale studies by local and federal governments that are expected… CONTINUE READING
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