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  • Parents lose child to cancer, question crumb rubber usage

    Mike and Stephanie Beardemphl lost their 24-year-old son Luke to cancer last year. He played soccer for his Tacoma high school and club teams for more than half his life. His parents and others are questioning whether the recycled tire product known as crumb rubber that is used to cushion artificial turf sports fields may contribute to cancer in young athletes.

Mike and Stephanie Beardemphl lost their 24-year-old son Luke to cancer last year. He played soccer for his Tacoma high school and club teams for more than half his life. His parents and others are questioning whether the recycled tire product known as crumb rubber that is used to cushion artificial turf sports fields may contribute to cancer in young athletes. Debbie Cafazzo dcafazzo@thenewstribune.com
Mike and Stephanie Beardemphl lost their 24-year-old son Luke to cancer last year. He played soccer for his Tacoma high school and club teams for more than half his life. His parents and others are questioning whether the recycled tire product known as crumb rubber that is used to cushion artificial turf sports fields may contribute to cancer in young athletes. Debbie Cafazzo dcafazzo@thenewstribune.com

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