European Chemical Agency sees “low level of concern” for recycled rubber

Helsinki, Finland – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently concluded that there is “at most, a very low level of concern” from exposure to recycled rubber granules.

The agency was asked by the European Commission (EC) in June 2016 to evaluate the risk posed by recycled rubber to the general population, including children, professional players and workers who install or maintain synthetic rubber pitches.

In a report on 28 Feb, the ECHA said its study considered a number of ‘hazardous substances’ in recycled rubber granules, including…

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