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3 Fieldturf Artificial Turf Fields
Closed Due to Lead Concerns
Officials Waiting For CPSC Assessment Results

Artificial turf fields closed pending further testing – Northern Valley Regional High School District awaits test results from “someone in authority” “The ongoing debate about the potential health hazard from lead in artificial turf fields, particularly to children, has ensnared the industry’s biggest player: FieldTurf…


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Synthetic Turf Council Statement to CPSC re: Lead Use In Artificial Turf Market

Abstract:   Dr. Eddy Bresnitz, Deputy Commissioner and State Epidemiologist, NJDHSS, said, “Available evidence suggests that there is no acute health risks due to use of artificial turf fields, and risks due to chronic and repeated exposure are unlikely.” The three NJ fields tested negative…


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Artificial Turf Yarn Fibers – What is Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyurethane (PU)?

Other plastics emerged in the prewar period, launching off the success of nylon, though some would not come into widespread use until after the war. Another important plastic, polyethylene (PE), sometimes known as polythene, was discovered in 1933 by Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett at…


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