A human health experiment on Los Gatos children?

Note that this post focuses on crumb rubber infill, one of the most commonly used infills in artificial turf systems.  Fortunately, crumb rubber is NOT being considered a candidate for the infill of artificial turf used in LGUSD.  However, crumb rubber IS used at LGHS and likely in our town's Creekside Park where many of our Los Gatos kids play sports.

Safe Healthy Playing Fields, Inc. questions whether letting kids play on artificial turf constitutes a human health experiment on kids.

David R Brown Sc.D. makes the case in this article that there is "A basis for concern and an urgent need for closer scrutiny".

David is:

  • a public health toxicologist
  • Director of Public Health Toxicology for Environment and Human Health, Inc. 
  • past Chief of Environmental Epidemiology and Occupational Health at Connecticut's Department of Health 
  • past Deputy Director of The Public Health Practice Group of ATSDR at the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)