New Video Sets the Record Straight on Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber

“The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” Features Parent,
Coach, and Scientific Perspectives on the Safety of Turf and Recycled

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the artificial turf and recycled rubber industries released a
video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to
educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the general public on the
science related to the safety of artificial turf fields and recycled

The video is available at this link:

The video features commentary from a variety of perspectives, including:

  • John Boynton, a parent who led an effort to review the existing
    science and ultimately advocated to install artificial turf fields in
    his town in Massachusetts
  • Jim Dorsey, a longtime high school football coach and current athletic
    director who touts the benefits of turf fields at his school
  • Michael Peterson, a board-certified toxicologist at Gradient, an
    environmental and risk sciences consulting firm, and a Scientific
    Advisor to the Recycled Rubber Council

This video was produced by the Safe Fields Alliance and the Recycled
Rubber Council, and is endorsed by the Synthetic Turf Council.

About the Safe Fields Alliance

The Safe Fields Alliance (SFA) is a coalition dedicated to educating
stakeholders around the safety of synthetic turf fields and crumb
rubber, including that based on an overwhelming amount of scientific
evidence, there is no link between turf and crumb rubber and health
issues. Three of the leading North American manufacturers of synthetic
turf fields – FieldTurf, Sprinturf, and AstroTurf, working alongside
several leading recycled rubber manufacturers, came together to help
alleviate concerns related to this issue. For more information, please

About the Recycled Rubber Council

The Recycled Rubber Council (RRC) serves manufacturers, processors, and
distributors of recycled rubber products; entities that supply products
or services to those that manufacture or process recycled rubber
products; and individuals or entities that benefit from recycled rubber
products. Its mission is to communicate, advocate, and educate about the
safety and beneficial uses of recycled rubber. For more information,
please visit


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