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CDC recommends lead
testing on some turf fields

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jun 19, 7:51 PM ET

New Jersey epidemiologist Dr. Eddy Bresnitz said the lead levels were not high enough to cause poisoning in people who play on the fields …

TRENTON, N.J. :  Federal Centers for Disease Control has recommended that some artificial turf athletic fields be tested for lead.

The recommended testing of any field containing worn or faded turf blades that are made of nylon or nylon-blend fibers. Nylon fields with visible dust should also be tested, the agency said in a health advisory posted online late Wednesday.

The guidelines come two months after New Jersey health officials found unexpectedly high lead levels in turf fibers of three athletic fields.  Subsequent tests showed the lead found in the turf can be absorbed by humans.

New Jersey epidemiologist Dr. Eddy Bresnitz said the lead levels were not high enough to cause poisoning in people who play on the fields …

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