The ongoing debate on the safety of synthetic turf and the use of crumb rubber infill continues to prompt more research and analysis. Here are some of the findings from the last year or so that have been released by various government and independent agencies.
The New York Health Department released a report on potential exposures and health effects related to synthetic turf fields.
The New York Health Department also completed an air quality survey measuring the air above synthetic turf fields containing crumb rubber infill for chemicals in May 2009.
The Synthetic Turf Council released a report on the Survival of Staphylococcus aureus on Synthetic Turf.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Department of Health released an assessment of chemical leaching from infilled synthetic turf fields.
On July 30 the US Consumer product Safety Commission released a document stating that Synthetic Turf Fields Are OK To Install. Included in the document is a further link that gives an analysis and assessment of synthetic turf grass blades.
All of these studies, announcements and findings indicate the continued hard work that is going in to address the concerns and worries of people who are hesitant over the safety of synthetic turf.