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FIFA President States – Future Secure for Synthetic Sports Fields

  Research, safety and the future of artificial turf Recent announcements have once again put synthetic field systems in the spotlight. Perhaps the most assertive comments were made by Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president Joseph S. Blatter on a German TV show, “Inside…


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Calif AG Strikes Agreement To Limit Lead (Pb) in Artificial Turf Grass Yarn From Crystal Products, AstroTurf & SynLawn

“Today’s agreement with AstroTurf sets a strong standard for other companies who have not yet agreed to eliminate lead risks to children from turf,” said CEH Executive Director Michael Green. “Lead is a stunningly toxic chemical that has no place in playing fields for children. We applaud the Attorney General, the LA City Attorney, the Solano County DA and AstroTurf for this accord to protect California’s children.”


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So Calif School District Says NO to Crumb Rubber Infill for Sports Fields

Two cities spurn crumb rubber in artificial turf

The renovated synthetic turf soccer field at Thomas Jefferson Park in Manhattan has an alternative infill solution. More than 10 different alternatives exist to crumb rubber solutions used as infill – some of these, used for sports fields, will replace crumb rubber and other require the use of additional resiliency pads under the field surfaces.


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Artificial Grass – Synthetic Turf Sports Field Infill Study by EPA Due Out Soon

updated 4:42 a.m. PT, Thurs., June 4, 2009 Original Post at msnbc: [ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31099900//] SAN FRANCISCO – The federal government is reconsidering whether sports fields and playgrounds made from ground-up tires could harm children’s health after some Environmental Protection Agency scientists raised concerns, documents show.…


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