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Crumb Rubber Safety Affirmed by CT Dept of Public Safety


crumb rubber safety

The State of Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has published a new report reaffirming the safety of crumb rubber.

The Department asserts:

“The Connecticut Department of Public Health has evaluated the potential exposures and risks from athletic use of artificial turf fields. Our study of 5 fields in Connecticut in 2010-2011 was a comprehensive investigation of releases from the fields during active play. This study was conducted as a joint project with the CT DEEP and the University of CT Health Center and was peer-reviewed by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.”

Iowa Pushes Ahead with Baseball Stadium Renovations

There is no chalk, no drawings on the foul lines and batter boxes minutes before the game. The umpire never dusts off home plate. There is never an uncomfortable landing on the pitchers mound.

And now, even the warning track in the outfield is different.

University of Iowa Duane Banks Field

Duane Banks Field is completely dirtless.

In mid-December, a major portion of Phase II renovations were finished for the Iowa baseball team’s stadium, AstroTurf ® — both the name of the state-of-the-art playing surface and company that constructed the field on the west side of the UI campus — replaced the natural grass outfield and warning track. AstroTurf was installed in the infield prior to last season.