Minister and State Secretary want a ban on synthetic turf with rubber granules

AIMMS researchers contributed to the knowledge on hazardous substances in rubber granules

02/01/2021 | 1:53 PM

Research of the Department E&H in 2017 on hazardous substances in crumb rubber at football fields, several publications and a recent PhD thesis of Ewa Skoczynska of this department has contributed to a ban of crumb rubber on Dutch football fields. This ban was announced 28th of January 2021 by the minister for Public Health and Sports, Tamara van Ark, together with state secretary Stientje van Veldhoven. The ban follows recommendations of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) to refrain from use of crumb rubber on sports fields. Read more (in Dutch).