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ID:

432

Date:

2009-06-04

Headline:

Inside Washington: Gov't studies playground risks

Reporter's name:

Rita Beamish

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

San Francisco, CA

Summary:

According to documents obtained under FOIA, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are rethinking the agency's endorsement of recycled-rubber material for children's play areas, given the presence of carcinogens and other chemicals in the ground-up tires that have become popular for playgrounds and sports fields.

Notes:

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which has urged EPA to conduct a broad scientific risk evaluation of air and surface exposure levels before approving the use of recycled materials, provided the documents to the Associated Press.

Keywords:

environment, recycle, tire, rubber, synthetic, turf, children, playground, lead, chemical, carcinogen

URL:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hZSHB-Sok5f2Nyz_q1imcIpDd6SwD98JV4MG3


Agencies:

CDC
CPSC
EPA

States:

CA
CO
CT
DC
NJ
NY
OR

Categories:

environment
sports


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