Use of recycled tires in artificial turf raises concerns

05/18/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Artificial turf offers year-round durability, but some are concerned over the ground-up rubber tires used as fill to provide a cushion beneath the synthetic grass. Recycled tires can contain toxic chemicals such as benzene, butadiene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. "The crumb rubber that's used in many fills [is] safe," said Shira Miller, a spokeswoman for the Synthetic Turf Council.

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