We are often asked about the environmental issues of constructing with tires. Multiple reports have been researched and provided to us over time as we sought to find a valid answer to this question. While not all of this deals with rammed earth tire construction - as playgroudns and artificial turf fields are much more prevelant - it does relate to health impacts of reused rubber in various applications. Click on the following links for pdfs of what we have.

 

Earthship Outgassing

Arizona Deparment of Environmental Quality - Rubber in Asphalt 2009

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation - Crumb Rubber Turf Fields 2008

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation - Crumb Rubber Turf Fields 2009

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Association - Rubber Playgrounds 2007

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Crumb Rubber Turf Fields 2007

 

You can also follow these links for several other research reports:

EPA Scrap Tire Civil Engineering Applications

Field Turf Research