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  • On tire wastes in playgrounds.
    As temperatures rise on ballfields across America, so do concerns over the piles of tire waste upon which children play. Synthetic turf playing fields lie atop heaps of finely ground recycled rubber from old tires.

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  • Chemicals EPA should assess first named by green group.
    Asbestos, bisphenol A, phthalates and various flame retardants should be among the first 10 chemicals evaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act, an Environmental Working Group report urges.
  • Plastic debris is a human health issue., Commentary: Plastic debris is a human health issue.
    The global threat of highly persistent plastic waste accumulating and fragmenting in the world’s oceans, inland waters and terrestrial environments is becoming increasingly evident. What started as a marine environmental contamination issue is in fact very much a human health issue as well., Plastic debris’ persistent nature and deleterious effects makes this issue one of the world’s foremost environmental concerns, alongside climate change and ocean acidification., Plastic debris’ persistent nature and deleterious effects makes this issue one of the world’s foremost environmental concerns.