ASGi | Artificial Grass Market News

1.888.378.4581

New Jersey School District States
Artificial Turf Field “Safe”

Landscape Onlilne Magazine

Title: New Jersey Turf Deemed Safe
Issue: LOL – June 16, 2008
Author: Staff

Even if the New Jersey fields had been unhealthy, school district facilities manager Bob Murray said the Scituate field was not made with lead chromate, the material that caused the New Jersey health scares.

After health scares this winter forced the closing of synthetic turf fields in New Jersey, Scituate school district facilities manager Bob Murray had a reassuring message for the town’s school committee.

The synthetic field behind the high school is safe.

“We feel it is safe for us in every way we can look at it,” he said.

The Scituate field was installed two years ago. After three similar fields in New Jersey were closed because lead was found in field fibers, the school committee asked that Murray fill them in on the safety of their own artificial turf field.

“It alarmed me a little bit, too,” Murray said about the New Jersey field closings.

After looking into the issue, Murray found out that the Scituate students were not at risk, and he said a further review determined that the fields in New Jersey posed no risk to users’ heath.

“It turns out there was no threat at all,” he said.
Although he said the field is in good condition and well-maintained, Murray told the school committee that it may want to start saving to replace the field, which may be needed within 10 years. However, school committee member Michael Hayes said his understanding when the field was built was that it would last much longer than that, and School Superintendent Mark Mason agreed.

“My expectation has always been 10 to15 years for the surface itself (to be replaced) and then 25 to 35 years for the underlying structure,” Mason said.

Source: Wicked Local

Landscape Architect Magazine

Related posts:

Related posts:

  1. Synthetic Turf Council Statement to CPSC re: Lead Use In Artificial Turf Market Abstract:   Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Deputy Commissioner and State Epidemiologist,...
  2. Artificial Turf Grass Options
    Increase Water Available to Drought States
    Replacing the natural grass with artificial lawn grass, an average...
  3. CDC recommends lead
    testing on some turf fields
    By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press Writer Thu Jun 19,...
  4. Artificial Turf, Lead & SBR Crumb Rubber Issues: “Playing Catch-up on Synthetic Fields” Home International SportsNotes Playing Catch-up on Synthetic Fields May 13,...
  5. Why “Lead” in Today’s Artificial Turf Yarns Can’t Harm You – Video of NYC Press Conference 5-05-08 Astroturf and General Sports Venue (GSV), their exclusive distributor here...


About ASGi

ASGi
ASGi - the Association of Synthetic Grass Installers was founded in 2007 to help connect market partners and their customers in the artificial grass and synthetic turf industry. We have grown into a global presence, focused upon the niche markets of landscape and leisure sports. Take a moment, browse the site - or email or phone us if we can be of help in answering a question or locating information. Phone US TOLL FREE - 888-378-4581 View all posts by ASGi

Copy Protected by Chetans WP-Copyprotect.