Milberg LLP Continues Investigation of Health Effect of Artificial Turf and Applauds Announcement of Federal Study

Feb 16, 2016, 14:40 ET from Milberg LLP

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Milberg LLP continues to actively investigate the link between "crumb rubber" used as infill in artificial turf or synthetic turf infill and various health problems.            

Crumb rubber is made from recycled car tires and used to fill the space between blades of artificial grass, which in theory reduces the risk of certain types of orthopedic injury. However, recent studies have called into question the long term effects of exposure to crumb rubber and the harmful chemicals it is known to contain. 

Numerous national and local news reports have highlighted potential dangers, and there is growing concern that athletes, particularly soccer and lacrosse goalies, are at heightened risk from the constant exposure associated with their training.  

Now, the federal government has announced a Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields. The Government's announcement cited that fact that "the existing studies do not comprehensively evaluate the concerns about health risks from exposure to tire crumb." Therefore "the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are launching a multi-agency Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds to study key environmental human health questions."

Milberg LLP is a nationally recognized leader in protecting the rights of consumers, including those harmed in complex product liability and mass torts matters.

Milberg's crumb rubber investigation is spearheaded by partner Ariana Tadler, a nationally recognized leader of the plaintiffs' bar.  Ms. Tadler has over 20 years of experience litigating and managing the full spectrum of complex and high profile cases on behalf of consumers and is a leading authority and pioneer in the field of electronic discovery. Finally, Ms. Tadler was a State Champion lacrosse goalie while at Manhasset High School, played collegiately at Hamilton College, and in 2008 was inducted into the Manhasset Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

If you feel that you or are family member are personally affected by this matter, have any information about Crumb Rubber, or if you would like to learn more about this potential matter, please contact the following attorney:

Ariana J. Tadler, Esq.
Milberg LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Fl.
New York, NY 10119-0165
Phone number: (800) 320-5081