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View Diary: Obamas: EPA Investigating Your Playground Surface (20 comments)

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  •  Chemicals (3+ / 0-)
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    arodb, second gen, BYw

    in the recycled tires are out-gassing and leaching from the pellets, mulch, and the rubber dust in these products.

    Kids don't just walk in shoes on their playground surfaces, either.  They run, jump, roll, fall, dig, slide, and throw mulch at each other.

    Look at the pictures that come along with the article.

    •  This stuff is everywhere..... (2+ / 0-)
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      Patricia Taylor, BYw

      and even the soft cushioning is recycled tires, I believe.

      It's a shame this hasn't been researched long ago.

      Glad you brought it up.

      I would guess grass is ideal.  But in the southwest water for such lawns is becoming less available.  

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