Urban Skewers Crumb Rubber Advocate

March 8, 2018

In opposing my Committee on Children's legislation, HB 5188, which establishes a moratorium on using crumb rubber for playgrounds, Julie Lemay didn’t even admit she was testifying at the behest of the crumb rubber industry until I questioned her directly.

Lemay also cited dozens of studies without immediately identifying them.

The fact is children sit, crawl, dig, eat and drink on playgrounds. And there’s ample evidence we should protect our youngest and most vulnerable population from exposure to these proven carcinogens. Plus, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has recommended that “recycled tire rubber never be used as surfaces where children play.”