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(WUSA9)   There are things that people shouldn't leave on playgrounds. For example, rubber mats with toxic amounts of lead   (wusa9.com) divider line
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2020-09-29 7:20:02 PM  
I wonder about the clouds of rubber dust kicked up on football fields.
 
2020-09-29 9:08:03 PM  
What a horrible horrible situation. Everyone responsible should be lined up and shot. I'm talking of course about whoever designed that website.
 
2020-09-29 9:12:51 PM  
"Look, when we said we needed the Mats to slow the kids down, that's not what we meant!"
 
2020-09-29 9:23:34 PM  
we dint hav al dose reglation bout led wen I woz a kid an I gru op jast fine.
 
2020-09-29 9:35:31 PM  
But wait, kids! The article says it's only "potentially toxic lead" in the mats.

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2020-09-29 9:39:42 PM  
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2020-09-29 10:07:25 PM  
- buckets full of venomous snakes
- babies
- exposed high voltage power lines
- dead hookers
- a Snickers bar
- rocket launchers
- bees
...

It's a long list, subby.
 
2020-09-29 10:27:20 PM  
Oh so this ISN'T about a shooting.

This time.

Well that's a relief. (Of sorts. I guess.)
 
2020-09-29 11:45:53 PM  
So I'm guessing that the manufacturer partially sourced their rubber from places that just shredded both tires AND rusted out rims that were too rusted to be recyclable, and thus said rims were old enough to have actual lead weights still on them.

But I'm drunk from the debate, and while I've worked in a scrapyard, can't attest to that since all the steel rims we got we either scrapped or welded into jackstands for cars to sit on while parts got pulled. Weights were removed to remove the tires.
 
2020-09-30 12:12:59 AM  
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2020-09-30 12:28:56 AM  
So in trying to keep the kids from getting hurt on the asphalt, they are giving the kids lead poisoning? No wonder why this Country is getting dumber and dumber.
 
2020-09-30 3:31:19 AM  
I'm cool with it.  I don't like kids.
 
2020-09-30 6:18:47 PM  
4000 ppm. That's 4 ppt.

0.4% lead, in chopped up rubber? How?

I'd look hard at the soil.

They've built houses on the Sacramento rail yards bottom ash piles (Alkali flats)...Which has lead content in this range. They're not supposed to have gardens because they 'fixed' it with 6 inches on new topsoil. It's the worst bum filled neighborhood in the city. They could buy the whole thing out for three bucks, pave it over and make much needed parking for downtown.

That would be admitting they made a mistake approving the development in the first place.

Ontopic...Wheel weights? Unlikely. Lead from fuel? Too much.
Where from?
Contaminated steel belts?
Bad testing?
 
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