Comments on: Tire Crumbs on our Playgrounds http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/ The EPA Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:00:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Chris http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17690 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:18:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17690 Re-use offers many opportunities. of course public health is of upmost import. I’ve seen car tyres re-used as roof tiles here in Australia

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By: Marilee http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17689 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:20:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17689 Our daughter and son-in-law moved to a home with tire mulch on a small backyard playground. Now, two months later, their golden retriever is sick with sporadic vomiting and “acting weird”. They are taking him back to their vet today. After googling tire mulch I am wondering if the dog is ill from being exposed. Any comments out there? They are expecting their first child and after reading emails, perhaps they should get rid of this product.

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By: http://www.neatfeetcare.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17688 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 11:58:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17688 Excellent read… Love your post!

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By: Fadi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17687 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 03:01:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17687 I certainly agree. After all, we are after the health and fitness of our kids. So we should take heed.

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By: SLW http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17686 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:18:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17686 Not funny if you have had a severe allergic reaction from the airborne particles that tire mulch at playgrounds emits! I didn’t even go into the playground area where the mulch was–I was about 20 yards from the entrance to the park on a warm summer day when I was suddenly affected. I was not sure at first what was even happening and within 10 minutes I was in an ambulance in respiratory distress from the airborne latex particles from the tire mulch. Warm weather causes the mulch to heat up which causes chemicals from the tires to be emitted into the air. Some of these chemicals have been identified as carcinogens. I beg for more research into the long term exposure/use of tire crumbles before we are having to do studies to on how to stop the increase in new cancers found in our children!!!

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17685 Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:49:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17685 What about the break down of rubber mulch
after 6 years. The dust created when
the kids run on the rubber mulch on my daughter’s
playground is TRULY scary!! It is left on their
skin all day and breathed into their lungs in high
concentrations.

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By: Anonymous http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17684 Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:49:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17684 What about the break down of rubber mulch
after 6 years. The dust created when
the kids run on the rubber mulch on my daughter’s
playground is TRULY scary!! It is left on their
skin all day and breathed into their lungs ijn high
concentration.

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By: wade harter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17683 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:25:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17683 What is wrong with grass and good old dirt? We used to draw a ring on the dirt and shoot marbles for hours. This is just another example of the changes in the new generation. Look at what has happened to autos. In lieu of controlling auto speed with a cable we send it thru a computer. Don’t know about you but my computer (i am forced to use one at work) sometimes goes haywire. Come to think about it Toyota autos have been doing as such lately. But back to the subject of playgrounds, it is surprising that we even design such “hazardous” areas into our schools. You can really get hurt playing ball, running and jumping.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17682 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:53:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17682 “…we have to use up these synthetic creations of ours -” So, used automobile tires are being chopped up and dumped into playgrounds, even though some of the kids are allergic to rubber. Typical reliance on percentages.

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By: David Mc http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/tire-crumbs-on-our-playgrounds/#comment-17681 Fri, 05 Mar 2010 02:38:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1348#comment-17681 I have to say, I don’t hold anything against Grace as a company. They actually responded with medical care to many effected before they were forced to by law. They’re a good company today. There were a few old-time bad/ ignorant apples. We all need to live and learn.

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