EPA: No urgent concern over artificial field surfaces | Philadelphia Inquirer

Dec 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Artificial turf, Health

In a long-awaited but limited report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that there was no cause for immediate concern from lead and other toxins in artificial-turf fields and playground surfaces made from recycled tires.

The EPA cautioned, however, that the 123-page study was too small to rule out potential health threats.

Air and surface samples for the EPA study released yesterday were taken from three athletic fields or complexes in North Carolina, Georgia, and Ohio, and from one playground in the Washington area. The testing was so limited that the agency was “not in a position to draw any conclusions on a national basis, according to Peter Grevatt, who oversees children’s health issues at the EPA.

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