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Synthetic Turf Is Not the Cause of Staph Infection

Among the various concerns about the safety of using synthetic turf surfaces for sporting fields have been a number of reports linking staph infections with the artificial surface. Although there have been no definitive evidence one way or the other the stories and fears have been perpetuated in the media until there is an over-riding […]

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Synthetic Grass The Answer For Hay Fever Sufferers

There are many documented benefits that can be gained by replacing natural grass with a synthetic grass lawn from environmental to monetary to aesthetic appeal. One more benefit that is not identified as frequently as others is that something of a health benefit for a small section of the public. Every year at certain times […]

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Enforceable Lead Standards For Artificial Turf

An agreement has been signed off by California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Aug. 14 that requires AstroTurf, LLC reformulate its artificial turf products so that they contain lead levels of less than 100 parts per million (ppm). It’s a ruling that is aimed at ensuring the safety of balls fields and playgrounds […]

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Recent Safety And Health Reports On Synthetic Turf

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 […]

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CPSC Study Results Into Lead Levels of Synthetic Grass

After all of the concerns and suspicions about the safety of synthetic grass surfaces with regard to lead content, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) conducted an independent analysis and assessment. To do this the CPSC gathered synthetic turf products from either newly installed off-cuts or from pieces that became available after fields were […]

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New Research Into Toxicity in Synthetic Grass Surfaces

Another study into the toxicity of synthetic grass has been released in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. It has revealed that there were harmful chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chromium and lead is almost every single sample taken. Not only that but arsenic and cadmium were detected in most samples. […]

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