WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2015) — NBC News aired a follow-up report Sept. 30 on its 2014 investigation into the safety of crumb rubber synthetic turf.
The report, which is scheduled to continue Oct. 1 on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, is titled, “Fields of Danger? Are Our Kids Safe?" It questions the inaction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in pursuing studies on the possible health effects of synthetic turf on young soccer players.
As with its report last year, NBC News focuses on University of Washington women's soccer coach Amy Griffin. According to that story, Ms. Griffin had uncovered 38 cancer victims — 34 of them goalkeepers — who played on synthetic turf and had developed various forms of cancer.