Rubber wood chips - are they truly non-toxic?
June 18, 2014 8:27 AM Subscribe
My daughter's school uses rubber wood chips on the playground. She comes home with her clothes smeared with black "soot" from those rubber wood chips. Is this stuff possibly harming the health of the children who are playing in it?
posted by Dansaman to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Since rubber wood chips are designed for use on playgrounds, they presumably meet certain US government, state, and/or industry safety standards (ASTM or whatever). Since all this residue that gets on her clothes, I presume it also gets onto her skin and possibly into her eyes and mouth. Safety standards aside, how toxic might this stuff actually be?