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Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds (FRAP) Status Report December 2016
On Friday, December 30, 2016, the EPA, CDC/ATSDR, and CPSC released a status report describing the progress of their research to date. Access the reportexternal icon.
The status report includes the final peer-reviewed Literature Review and Data Gaps Analysis report and describes the progress to date on other research activities that are part of the effort, including
- Characterization of the chemicals found in tire crumbs;
- Characterization of the exposure scenarios for athletes who use turf fields containing tire crumb rubber;
- A study to better understand how children use playgrounds containing tire crumbs; and
- Outreach to key stakeholders including states, relevant federal agencies, international government agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, field users and others that have researched tire crumb or have research underway and/or that can provide expertise to inform the federal study.
The EPA and CDC/ATSDR are reporting research findings from the FRAP in two parts. Part 1 is available online with a link included below. Part 2, the Exposure Characterization Study, will be released at a later date, along with results from a new biomonitoring study being planned by CDC/ATSDR.