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NY Dept of Health- 08/2008
Publishes FACT Sheet on Synthetic Turf Fields

FACT SHEET – Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields August 2008 PURPOSE of the NY Dept of Health report: There are several kinds of synthetic turf surfaces (e.g., surfaces that use a fill material (“infill”) between the blades of artificial grass and those that do…


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CPSC Finds Artificial Grass – Synthetic Turf Fields OK to Install, OK to Play On

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today released its evaluation of various synthetic athletic fields. The evaluation concludes that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead in these fields. CPSC staff evaluation showed that newer fields had…


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Artificial Turf: The History, Revisited

Artificial Turf: A History By Mary Bellis James M. Faria and Robert T. Wright of Monsanto Industries co-invented Astroturf (U.S. patent #3332828). A patent for Astroturf was filed for on December 25, 1965 and issued by the USPTO on July 25, 1967. A Brief Timeline…


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New Jersey School District States
Artificial Turf Field “Safe”

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…


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