The Effects of Crumb Rubber on Water Quality, a repot by The Coastal Marine Resource Center Policy Project, September 2008 (The CMR.org, Brooklyn, New York). The abstract of the work featured here states: “This paper will present the arguments both for and against the use of crumb focusing on the implications for water quality and advance certain precautions and guidelines that may be taken to safeguard against potential hazards (Table 1, Recommendations for Containing and Managing Crumb Rubber). These are recommendations to prevent the release of crumb rubber into the surrounding environment and minimize the flow of water from fields to water sources and water bodies. The potential hazards to water quality from crumb rubber may not justify a moratorium on the construction of synthetic fields, however officials involved in building these fields must be circumspect in their designs and take full account of the effects that crumb rubber may have on the surrounding environment and the water supply, aside from possible health effects. Additionally, with numerous sources citing the potential danger of crumb rubber, officials have the responsibility to search out alternatives and to further justify their use of crumb rubber with more research, a detailed site assessment, and benefit-cost analysis for large scale projects.” For full text of the report, click here.