Independent testing has verified that there is no other recycled rubber mulch that is safer for all applications, including repeated testing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nationally and within separate states. It's used extensively on applications ranging from playgrounds & landscaping areas, to equestrian arenas, military training facilities, and in a smaller granular form called SBR within synthetic turf sports fields. These tests have been performed in the US and worldwide, providing access to accurate and truthful data based on proven scientific methods and criteria.
If you're confused about how safe recycled rubber mulch actually is, you're not alone. It's easy to become confused when there are different viewpoints being shared that conflict with each other, and typically there doesn't appear to be any way to discover the validity of statements, either way.
There are so many unqualified pundits that offer their unfounded opinions on the use of rubber mulch, especially on the Internet. The problem is that many people accept whatever they read, whether or not it's actually based on any factual data or applicable information. The fact is that rubber mulch made from recycled tires is considered safe for practically any use other than those where it's within a body of water for an extended period of time. This lesson was learned the hard way, many years ago, when the US government chose to create an artificial reef off using old tires off the coast of Florida. It ended up costing more than three times as much to retrieve them as the cost to place them there. The old saying that applies here is, "We don't know what we don't know until we know it."
It doesn't matter if you're looking for the #1 best and longest lasting playground safety surfacing or landscaping mulch, we've got you covered with the safest of all rubber mulches available on the market. Unlike wood mulches, it won't attract pests, critters and microbes that can actually harm or kill plants (yeah, they won't talk about this on those pundit websites!).