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Comments on Washington Department of Health Report

In January 2017, the Washington State Department of Health published a report entitled "Investigation of Reported Cancer among Soccer Players in Washington State". The report was developed due to concerns about a possible link between cancer and exposure to artificial turf fields containing infill made from recycled tires. TURI has received queries about how best to interpret the information in this report, and has received promotional materials that cite the Department’s report as a basis for safety claims about infill products made from tire crumb. This information sheet briefly summarizes some basic information about the report and its limitations. Note: TURI’s comments were based on the first version of the report, published in January 2017. In April 2017, the Washington Department of Health issued a revised version of the report, clarifying the scope and nature of the Department’s research.

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