Warning of threat to children posed by artificial grass

Oct 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Artificial turf, Featured Story

US health researchers have discovered that after two to four years or more of wear and tear, some artificial grass can begin to release lead dust. This has caused playing fields in the US being closed down because they were regarded as hazardous.

Lead, a heavy metal, has long been recognised as a potential health danger, and was eliminated from petrol and paint 20 years ago. If it gets into the body, it can cause brain damage, as well as heart disease and cancer.

via Warning of threat to children posed by artificial grass – Herald Scotland | News | Health.

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