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Artificial turf wars rage over fake grass

 



 

   

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Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., home field of the NFL’s New England Patriots, uses synthetic turf from the company FieldTurf USA.

State legislators are used to political turf wars. Now, debates in a handful of states really are about turf, pitting those who back the artificial variety against supporters of natural grass for playgrounds and athletic fields.

Bills in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York would bar the installation of additional artificial turf until those states complete health and environmental studies on the ground-up tires used for the increasingly popular surfaces. Bills in California and Connecticut call for studies to determine the health and environmental effects of synthetic turf. A proposal in New York City would rip out all the existing artificial fields as well as ban new ones.

The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission gave a boost to those concerned with safety when it last week (April 16) announced approval of a study on lead levels released from artificial grass. The study is in response to a request from New Jersey state health regulators

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