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Calif AG’s Prop 65-Artificial Turf Grass Settlements Final

“We are very please with the responsiveness of the artificial grass industry and feel they have removed any risk of lead exposure from their current products;” CEH. July 16, 2010 California’s AG Reaches Settlement to Reduce Children’s Lead Exposure in Artificial Turf [“Artificial grass manufacturers had…


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Chicago Community Park Association Sues Over “Lead in Artificial Turf Field”

Chicago watchdog group – Protect Our Parks – POP – HAS instigated a law suit against local officials on the basis of the characteristics of components of the artificial turf crumb rubber infill. (see links below) The original lawsuit, filed on or around April 14,…


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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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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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