A sample of artificial turf with crumb rubber infill is displayed at the Joint Board of Supervisors/School Board Committee meeting Friday. (Renss Greene/Loudoun Now)
Leesburg, VA (Mar. 21, 2016) – Despite concerns that exposure to crumb rubber may be dangerous to young athletes’ health, Loudoun County is sticking to the material, for now.
Eleven of the county’s public high schools are outfitted with crumb rubber fields, the cheapest type of artificial turf, and the remaining four high schools are in line to receive synthetic turf fields by 2023.
by Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now