The concerns that prompted the federal study arise largely from a list of about 200 young athletes — mostly soccer goalies — who have been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma after playing for years on crumb rubber fields. . .Jennifer Kimmerle, is aware of the federal probe and worries for her son’s health. But she said there is no way for her son to get away from the rubber crumbs if he’s going to play soccer.
“When they play for school, it’s always on turf,” she said. “You can see (the rubber crumbs) when they run. There is black dust behind their feet.”