Congressman asks ATSDR conduct an official study to examine what effects exposure to the chemicals in crumb rubber may have on athletes who play on turf fields and come into contact with crumb rubber on a regular basis. 91] Major European study calls for precautionary actions on the assessment of chemical mixtures even in cases where individual toxicants are present at seemingly harmless concentrations. Some of the chemicals in tires, such as dibenzopyrenes, are known carcinogens. 65] A soon-to-be released 10-year study of injuries throughout the NFL will back the Rooneys’ disdain of artificial turf as unsafe. 64] Laguna Beach, California: High School takes steps to minimize risk of injury to players. 63] Novato, California: Heat exhaustion takes toll on football teams. 62] West Milford, New Jersey: Concession stand is closed pending water testing due to nearby artificial turf field. These can include lead or titanium for the white lines and still other metals for school logos on the field. They also contain metals, including cadmium, lead, which is neurotoxic, and zinc. Various pigments are used to provide the green color of the blades. Modern tires are a mixture of natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black – a material made from petroleum – and somewhere between four and 10 gallons of petroleum products. 59] Chicago, Illinois: Experts tackle the safety of artificial turf fields. Artificial turf is made up of three major parts: Backing material that will serve to hold the individual blades of artificial grass. The infill, those tiny black crumbs, that helps support the blades.
The national language is English, although it is spoken with a unique American accent.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets wage, hours worked, and safety requirements for minors (individuals under age 18) working in jobs covered by the statute.
The rules vary depending upon the particular age of the minor and the particular job involved.
The United States of America is the third largest country in the world with around 307 million people.
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