KCET asks: Are LAUSD’s ‘crumb rubber’ fields safe?
How safe is your child’s sports field? KCET recently took an in-depth look at “crumb rubber” synthetic fields and the recent reports of possible health hazards related to them. The segment, which features interviews with parents, city officials, an LA Unified official and experts, focuses on parks in Los Angeles and at LA Unified that have crumb rubber...
By LA School Report | January 22, 2015
Bill looks to ban ‘crumb rubber’ turf discontinued by LAUSD
A new state senate bill would ban the installation of any new school athletic fields or playgrounds that contain “crumb rubber” synthetic material until a full study is done on the substance. After lead was discovered at some LA Unified preschool playgrounds, the district stopped building new crumb rubber fields in 2009 and removed the...
By Craig Clough | January 6, 2015