Central High School soccer player Jenica Villalvazo, left, and Clovis North’s Molly Borders battle for the ball in a January 2015 game at Central’s Koligian Stadium, which has artificial turf. “Crumb rubber,” the ground-up bits of tires used as a base in the field, are visible coming loose as Villalvazo’s right foot slides across the field. The potential health risks of crumb rubber are under debate in California by parents, health advocates, industry leaders and the Legislature.
Central High School soccer player Jenica Villalvazo, left, and Clovis North’s Molly Borders battle for the ball in a January 2015 game at Central’s Koligian Stadium, which has artificial turf. “Crumb rubber,” the ground-up bits of tires used as a base in the field, are visible coming loose as Villalvazo’s right foot slides across the field. The potential health risks of crumb rubber are under debate in California by parents, health advocates, industry leaders and the Legislature. CRAIG KOHLRUSS Fresno Bee file
Central High School soccer player Jenica Villalvazo, left, and Clovis North’s Molly Borders battle for the ball in a January 2015 game at Central’s Koligian Stadium, which has artificial turf. “Crumb rubber,” the ground-up bits of tires used as a base in the field, are visible coming loose as Villalvazo’s right foot slides across the field. The potential health risks of crumb rubber are under debate in California by parents, health advocates, industry leaders and the Legislature. CRAIG KOHLRUSS Fresno Bee file
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January 21, 2016 9:53 AM

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