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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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Media Stirs Fire Under Crumb Rubber
EPA Safety Study Results Anticipated

“There’s a growing debate about the safety of the recycled rubber chips used to cushion falls on many children’s playgrounds.” writes USA Today


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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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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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