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Lead in artificial turf probed

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Day 25 – Still No real response from the Mayor – Not even any detail

 

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Just when you thought the lead problems were contained to paint on your walls, lead in the kid’s toys and lead in lipsticks, now “Lead in artificial turf probed.”

 

U.S. officials are looking into the possible health hazards at schools, parks and stadiums across the country.

 

The United States has about 3,500 synthetic playing fields made of various materials, including nylon and polyethylene, and about 800 are installed each year at schools, colleges, parks and stadiums, according to the industry’s Synthetic Turf Council.

 

Artificial turf was once a luxury reserved for professional sports teams, but its use has exploded in recent years as a way to save costs and reduce water use.

 

Pigment containing lead chromate is used in some surfaces to make the grass green and hold its color in sunlight.  But it is not clear how widely the compound is used.  The New Jersey Health Department found lead in both of the nylon fields it tested, but in none of the 10 polyethylene surfaces it examined.

 

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