Tire Crumb Rubber

a child holding tire crumb in his hands

Tire Crumb

Tire crumb rubber is recycled rubber from tire materials.

Researchers want to better understand the safety of recycled tire crumb rubber used in synthetic turf playing fields and playgrounds in the United States. Although previous research studies have not shown health risks from playing on fields and playgrounds with tire crumb rubber, these studies were limited and did not completely consider various health concerns.

Page last reviewed: July 16, 2020