Recycled rubber is used in many products. Some of the most common applications are on athletic fields and playgrounds. The rubber is ground down into small bead like pieces known as crumb rubber which is used on athletic fields with artificial turf. Recycled rubber is also used as playground mulch. Rubber can be very toxic, emitting Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons(PAHs) and heavy metals through a process known as off-gassing. VOC exposure can cause a myriad of health problems ranging from irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, headaches, dizziness, vision disorders, memory impairments and in more serious cases liver, kidney and central nervous system damage and cancer. VOC Proshield has developed a coating for rubber products such as crumb rubber and rubber playground mulch to trap VOCs and other harmful chemicals inside the rubber and prevent them from being released, significantly reducing exposure rates. The VOC Proshield coating has been tested against every element imaginable and proven to reduce exposure by up to 85%.
Trevor’s Trek is proud to announce our partnership with VOC Proshield. Exposure through off-gassing of VOCs from rubber is often times an overlooked source of toxic pollution. We look forward to working with communities and municipalities to help make their playgrounds and athletic fields safer for our children!
Are you concerned about your community playground or athletic field emitting VOCs and other harmful chemicals from the recycled rubber? Fill out the form below and we will help you obtain sponsorship for your local project!