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Rubber Manufacturer Association Asks for Correction of Misleading Info on Turf Producers International Website

UPDATE FROM ASGi – RE: Crumb Rubber Infill ==================================================== In 2004 – Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) sent a letter to the EPA asking them to investigate the potential HAZARDS of crumb rubber used as an infill material with synthetic turf on sports fields, installed at…


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ASGi Recommends: Use NELAP Labs for environmental testing

What is NELAP? NELAP is the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program housed within The NELAC Institute (TNI), a 501c3 non-profit organization. NELAP adopts standards (e.g. rules) that are based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are developed through a consensus process. Oversight is…


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NYC Mayor – Synthetic Turf Scare “Made UP Issue”

Mayor Bloomberg has characterized the synthetic turf scare as “a made-up issue,” and some experts say that testing seems to back his position. The federal Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting studies, and preliminary results show that “there is nothing of great concern,” said Dr.…


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Some East Coast Cities Say No to Artificial Turf Fields
Money, not safety or health concerns, deciding issue

While health concerns involving lead from the turf are frequently raised, money is often the deciding issue, officials involved with the votes said. On Feb. 8, a $38 million school bond referendum for infrastructure repairs, including three artificial turf fields, failed in Mamaroneck, N.Y., by…


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