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CT Congresswoman and Atty General – CPSC Artificial Turf Evaluation Flawed

CT Attorney General Calls Synthetic Turf Study Dangerously Deceptive, Urges Its Removal And Revision August 19, 2008 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to immediately remove and revise a report on its website that may dangerously and deceptively…


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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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