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Artificial Turf

Artificial Turf: Exposures to Ground Up Rubber Tires - Athletic Fields, Playgrounds, Garden Mulch

News & Commentary from EHHI

Turf may be synthetic, but health issues are real - Greenwich Times Op Ed 6/2012

Recent Artificial Turf Study Shows Carcinogens and Toxins in Synthetic Turf Fields

Connecticut's Artificial Turf Study's Risk Estimates Were Modified to Avoid Alarming the Public, Warns Environment and Human Health, Inc.

EHHI Op-Ed: Toxic mulch means White House play area not fun and games

EHHI Editorial: Incomplete study dubs rubber turf free of lead

EHHI's evaluation of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (USCPSC) testing for lead on synthetic turf fields

"Rubber Mulch" a Danger for Gardens and perhaps even People

Press Release: EHHI Releases Original Research Report - Exposures to Recycled Tire Crumbs used on Synthetic Turf Fields, Playgrounds and as Gardening Mulch

EHHI's Comments on Synthetic Turf

Environment and Human Health, Inc.’s Responses to the CT Department of Public Health’s Fact Sheet and Technical Support Document on Artificial Turf

News & Resources

Australian scientists called for a moratorium on synthetic turf

Football knee injuries more likely on artificial turf: study

Threat of toxic playgrounds - Calls for a moratorium ... an investigation by The Sun-Herald has revealed widespread concerns about synthetic grass.

Fawcett Will Seek Moratorium on New Synthetic Turf Fields

DeLauro Takes CPSC to Task on Findings in Hastily Compiled and Flawed Report

DeLauro Continues to Press EPA for Thorough Investigation of Potential Health Risks of Synthetic Turf

-More News-

Synthetic Turf

Background Information & Studies

Chemicals found in rubber tire "infill"

How did the government allow ground up rubber tires to be placed where children play?

Ground-up rubber tires used as garden mulch and playground mulch remain a concern

Hazardous organic chemicals in rubber recycled tire playgrounds and pavers
Study shows high content of toxic chemicals in recycled rubber tires


Quick Facts

- Synthetic turf materials are made out of plastic and ground up rubber tires -- both of which tend to absorb heat and get much hotter than the air around them.

- Ground up rubber tires are also being sold for use as garden mulch and on playgrounds.

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