Artificial turf

Warning of threat to children posed by artificial grass

Oct 17th, 2010 | By

Health researchers in the U.S. have discovered that after two to four years or more of wear and tear, some artificial grass can begin to release lead dust.

Artificial turf for Cheshire High School field getting another look

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Efforts to install an artificial playing surface at the Cheshire High School football field may have another chance after the plan had seemed to stall last month when the issue was sent back to a Board of Education subcommittee for further review. After a meeting between the board’s planning committee and a group of residents

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Council To Wait For Cheshire BOE Vote On Turf

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

Until the Cheshire Board of Education formally votes on a new turf field and bids are received for the project, it appears the Town Council will not accept a state grant which is expected to fund more than 60 percent of the work. Council Chairman Tim Slocum, who stated he is in favor of the

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Turf field concerns addressed at NJ planning board meeting

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By

A new artificial turf field is replacing the grass field at West Milford High School in New Jersey. The new facility on McCormick Field will be in place and ready for play in early October In accord with findings of a study by four Connecticut state agencies the Planning Board, Environmental Commission and Engineer Paul

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‘Artificial turf contains carcinogens and toxins’: Study

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL: Synthetic turf fields have been installed at schools across the country, and the findings of a new artificial turf study show that these fields contain chemical carcinogens, neurotoxins, respiratory toxins and skin and eye irritants.

The Synthetic Turf Council says that there are more than 5,500 artificial turf fields installed nationwide.

Due to the growth of this industry and because so many students play on artificial turf, the Connecticut DEP studied potential health effects of the fields and the results are reported on here.

Group Raising Funds For Field Upgrades

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

MADISON, Conn. — Strong Field at the Surf Club in Madison could use an upgrade far beyond what the town can afford, but now a group of citizens has come forward with a multimillion-dollar plan and a way to raise the funds. Strong Field is in a unique spot. It’s situated on Long Island Sound,

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Study: Artificial Turf Poses ‘No Elevated Health Risk’ (update)

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Updated with the following story from the Ridgefield Press: A new study of artificial turf fields containing crumb rubber infill conducted by four state agencies shows that health risks are not elevated from playing on the fields, the State Department of Environmental Protection said late Friday. However, higher contaminant levels at one indoor field indicate

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Turf Study’s Risk Estimates Modified to Avoid Alarming Public

Aug 5th, 2010 | By

Environment and Human Health, Inc. (EHHI) was astonished to learn that despite the significant health and safety concerns shown in the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Artificial Turf Study, the state agency was urged to re-frame its press release so as not to alarm the public. Unbelievably, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), which

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Calif. reaches settlement to remove lead from turf

Jul 19th, 2010 | By

California reached a legal settlement Friday with two artificial turf companies that officials said would help eliminate nearly all lead in products used on playing fields at schools and parks. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said turf supplier Beaulieu LLC and manufacturer FieldTurf USA agreed to change products to reduce lead to safe amounts. via

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EL school board moves forward on artificial turf field design

May 26th, 2010 | By

East Lyme — The Board of Education voted Monday to direct an architectural company to come up with a preliminary design and feasibility study for an artificial turf field at the high school. via EL school board moves forward on artificial turf field design | The Day.

Grassroots Celebrates the Child Safe Playing Fields Act: New Law Prohibits Chemical Pesticides On All School Grounds in New York State

May 19th, 2010 | By

PORT WASHINGTON, NY — Grassroots Environmental Education, a New York not-for-profit organization, has a mission to educate the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health problems. That mission just became easier in New York State with the Governor’s signing of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act, which bans the use of chemical

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Council establishes artificial turf field committee

May 6th, 2010 | By

NEWINGTON — The Town Council this week established the Clem Lemire Artificial Turf Project Building Committee to move forward on converting the midget football field from natural grass to a synthetic playing surface.

Turf Group Looks To Continue Artificial Turf Fundraising

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

A big thermometer in front of Cheshire High School isn’t taking anyone’s temperature but, rather, is marking the fundraising efforts of the field turf project.

Newington council votes for artificial turf funds

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

NEWINGTON — The Town Council has decided to include funding for an artificial turf playing field at Clem Lemire Sports Complex in the 2010-11 budget after all.

Turf fundraising ready to begin | Citizens News

Jan 28th, 2010 | By

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s campaign to raise some $500,000 in private monies to offset the cost of installing synthetic turf at the high school’s main athletic field is officially underway. The Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation agreed Monday to allow the ad hoc Turf 2015 Committee use of the NEDC’s non-profit status throughout its canvassing for

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

Dec 12th, 2009 | By

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

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Design phase is next step for artificial turf field | Redding Pilot

Dec 8th, 2009 | By

The town’s Athletic Fields Committee is ready for the “next step” in improvements for Field 2 at the Community Center. A presentation of its proposal will be reviewed by the Board of Selectmen. The next step includes three phases: Design and development, construction documentation, and contract administration. The cost for this, estimated between $27,000 and

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Artificial turf plan needs more green – The New Haven Register

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By

CHESHIRE — The release recently of an ad-hoc committee’s findings on the costs associated with installing an artificial turf football field at Cheshire High appears to have raised more questions than it has answered … like how the committee proposes paying for a replacement for the artificial turf field after it has outlived its usefulness.

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Toxic Turf? — In These Times

Nov 23rd, 2009 | By

Champions of turf fields rave about their vivid green hue, easy maintenance, longevity and year-round availability. All of which has left old-fashioned grass virtually scoreless in the “real versus fake” debate. But underneath turf’s bright exterior lies a potential health threat that has led both state and federal government organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency,

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Council Approves Appropriation Of Turf Grant | The Cheshire Herald

Nov 21st, 2009 | By

The Town Council appropriated a state grant to be used for field turf Tuesday night, but the vote does not guarantee the installation of a new field at Cheshire High School. In a 6-3 vote, the Council appropriated a $525,000 grant for synthetic turf at the Maclary Athletic Complex. The Town originally accepted the grant

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