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Turf Wars: Science vs Fear, A Field of Dreams or a Real Nightmare

July 27, 2017 • Webinar

Starts: 2:00 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM

Artificial turf has developed to play a major role in recreation and team sports. It has become the surface of choice for public and some private playing fields. As it has grown in popularity it has improved in quality. The crumb rubber base has added more cushion and has been a great way to recycle tires, a win/win for all. Yet there have been lingering doubts about crumb rubber's chemical content and exposure to athletes of all ages. It even became the basis for a gender discrimination controversy in soccer. 

Now it looks like some definitive findings are out giving the green light to crumb rubber. But is the battle over? Has epidemiology won out over fear of cancer? Join us as we explore the legal ins and outs of science vs fear.

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
  • Crumb Rubber: What is it & where is it used?
  • Judging Legal and Medical Risk
  • Distinguishing facts from fear when it comes to Crumb Rubber
  • Making good business decisions in an era of hyper news coverage and "alternate facts"
  • Q & A

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