A new ESPN E:60 report may be showing the connection that artificial turf may have in causing cancer. The report is done by former women’s soccer star Julie Foudy and it says that the “crumb rubber” pellets in the turf may expose athletes to carcinogens and are causing health problems in young athletes.
Here is more from AOL.com:
In a preview segment released, ESPN speaks to University of Washington soccer coach Amy Griffin, who compiled a list of almost 200 athletes with cancer, who have played on artificial turf that contains tiny black rubber pellets called “crumb rubber.”
You can watch the full report below.
This is certainly an eye-opening report.
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