A new study by four Connecticut state agencies has found no elevated health risks from artificial turf sports fields made with crushed rubber, but it recommends ventilation of indoor turf fields.
The $245,000 study tested for 200 chemicals at four outdoor fields and one indoor field. It says chemical levels at outdoor fields were comparable those commonly found in outdoor air, while levels at the indoor field were higher but not harmful.
Concerns have been raised across the country about artificial turf’s safety because of industrial chemicals in crushed rubber tires.
The study was done by the University of Connecticut Health Center, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection.
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