Nigel Maguire

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By 2020, it is estimated that 21,000 full size pitches and about 72,000 mini pitches will exist in the European Union. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The European Chemicals Agency has allayed health fears over synthetic sports pitches, with research showing that recycled tyre rubber, which is used e(...)

Health concerns: crumb rubber is used as infill on 3G and 4G pitches, which have been laid in clubs and leisure centres all over Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The European Commission has asked for the European Chemicals Agency to begin an investigation to establish whether the crumb rubber used as infi(...)

The English FA have insisted 3G ‘rubber crumb’ pitches are safe. Photograph: Getty

The Football Association insists it is happy that research shows artificial pitches are “safe” and do not pose a health risk to those who play on them(...)