Is synthetic turf safe? | TurfAdvisors

2018-10-4 · In October 2010, the California Office of Environmental Assessment completed its multi-year study of air quality above crumb rubber infilled synthetic turf, and bacteria in the turf, and reported that there were no public health concerns.

Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Field Study Fact

2008-9-23 · Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Field Study Fact Sheet Overview of the Study The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is conducting a study due to recent public health and environmental concerns about exposure to chemicals found in the crumb rubber portion of synthetic turf fields.

Football Artificial Grass, Proven Durability and High ...

2021-12-9 · Football synthetic grass delivered with solid warranty. ... We provide 3G silica sand & crumb rubber infilled football turf and non-infill football grass. ... So almost all the artificial football turf systems are infilled with sand for support and rubber granules to give bounce. This newest generation of artificial turf system has proven to be ...

Turf Industry Bolsters Defense of Crumb Rubber Safety ...

2016-4-12 · The video, titled "The Truth About Crumb Rubber and Artificial Turf," mentions the words "safe" or "safety" 10 times in seven minutes. It''s the most visible effort yet by turf industry advocates to counter mainstream media reports — what the video terms "scary news stories" — that seem to lend credence to suspicions that crumb rubber infill ...

Children and Athletes at Play on Toxic Turf and ...

The latter concluded that many chemicals were found in tire crumb rubber found in tire recycling plants that produce artificial turf and in artificial turf infill "including a range of metals, PAHs, phthalates and other tire rubber related chemicals." 23 …

Crumb Rubber in Athletic Fields

2019-8-16 · CRUMB RUBBER IN ATHLETIC FIELDS . 3 . References . 1. USEPA. July 2019. Synthetic Turf Field Recycled Tire Crumb Rubber Research Under the Federal Research Action Plan Final Report Part 1: Tire Crumb Rubber Characterization Vol.

Recycling and Reuse of Crumb Rubber Infill Used in ...

Synthetic turf infill is an important market for crumb rubber made from scrap tires. Since 2008 four-to-six percent of California generated scrap tires has flowed to this market (20-to-25 percent of all California-produced crumb rubber). Most synthetic turf athletic fields continue to use infill comprised of crumb rubber and sand; however,

Alternative Infills for Synthetic Turf ...

2019-3-20 · types and brands of synthetic athletic fields, except for some field-hockey fields, which still use knitted nylon carpet. In the fall of 2014, NBC television broadcasted a segment that proposed a link between the crumb rubber used in infilled synthetic turf fields and several soccer goalies who had contracted an uncommon type of lymphoma.

NYC crumb rubber fact sheet ignores warnings. | Pitchcare

2008-10-15 · Fact Sheet on Crumb Rubber Used in Synthetic Turf Synthetic turf fields using crumb rubber have been installed in many athletic and playing fields throughout New York City, the United States and the world. This fact sheet provides information on questions often asked about the rubber used in the synthetic turf fields.

Crumb Rubber & Artificial Turf – Children''s Environmental ...

2021-12-9 · Artificial turf or ''synthetic turf'' is made of plastic blades of grass, backing material to hold the blades, and infill (usually crumb rubber that helps support the blades). Crumb rubber infill is estimated to be about 90% of the weight of fields, thus forming the vast majority of the playing surface. Artificial turf was initially created ...

FACT SHEET Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic ...

The focus of this fact sheet is athletic fields with crumb rubber infilled synthetic turf. This fact sheet was developed to assist people in making decisions about installing or using this kind of synthetic turf athletic field. Considerations related to other kinds …

For Maine school officials, artificial turf presents real ...

2016-8-21 · Crumb rubber infill is lifted from the turf as a Yarmouth High School field hockey player drives a ball on the field Friday. Studies have been done by the U.S. Environmental Agency, the Centers ...

New Shock Pad Guidance | SportsField Management

2020-8-27 · Guidelines for Crumb Rubber Infill Used in Synthetic Turf Fields. The purpose of this document is to provide producers, customers and the public with an understanding of what crumb rubber infill (CRI) is and how the industry …

FAQs: Crumb Rubber & Artificial Turf

2012-8-29 · Artificial turf or ''synthetic turf'' is made of plastic blades of grass, backing material to hold the blades, and infill (usually crumb rubber that helps support the blades). Crumb rubber infill is estimated to be about 90% of the weight of fields, thus …

Tire Crumb Rubber

2021-8-29 · found that people faced higher exposure levels from city traffic.6 Additionally, recycled rubber and synthetic turf industry groups announced in November 2016 that they would voluntarily adopt testing standards to ensure crumb rubber maintains safe levels of hazardous metals.7 But the fact remains that tire crumb rubber is made of tires.

SHOULD TIRE-DERIVED PRODUCTS BE USED ON …

2021-7-7 · rubber. Crumb rubber is widely used in the synthetic sports field and landscape market. The most popular type of AT infilled with crumb rubber –– Fieldturf® –– is used extensively in athletic fields and stadiums and generally lasts for eight to ten years.4 2 CalRecycle, Tire-Derived Material Feedstock, accessed March 2017.

Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

2009-5-11 · FACT SHEET Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields July 2008 . PURPOSE . There are several kinds of synthetic turf surfaces (e.g., surfaces that use a fill material ("infill") between the blades of artificial grass and those that do not), and synthetic turf may be installed for different uses

An independent study on the potential health and ...

2016-2-6 · the use of crumb rubber (waste recycled tires) in synthetic turf fields. As a result, a number of states have introduced legislation that bans the installation of synthetic or artificial turf fields until further research has been conducted. Mondo''s Ecofill® Star, a polyolefin-based resilient granule, is a safe

Overview of the Research on Crumb Rubber in Synthetic …

2020-1-30 · the crumb rubber may occur, however the degree of exposure is likely to be too small through ingestion, dermal or inhalation to increase the risk for any health effect." Lim, L. and R. Walker An Assessment of Chemical Leaching, Releases to Air and Temperature at Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Fields

Plant-Based Infills Gain Traction in Turf Market ...

2018-8-21 · Nonetheless, crumb rubber dominates the current U.S. synthetic turf landscape, dotted with an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 fields, according to Dan Bond, president and CEO of the Synthetic Turf Council, a membership-based advocacy group. "Over 90 percent of those fields have crumb rubber infill, and the other infills — the coconut, the EPDM ...

(PDF) Heat risks associated with synthetic athletic fields

2019-4-24 · An assessment of chemical leaching, releases to air and temperature at crumb-rubber infilled synthetic turf fields, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. New York (NY): New York ...

An Assessment of Chemical Leaching, Releases to Air …

2009-5-29 · CRUMB-RUBBER INFILLED SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS New York State Department of Environmental Conservation New York State Department of Health May 2009 . Prepared by: Ly Lim, Ph.D., P.E. Bureau of Solid Waste, Reduction & Recycling Division of Solid & Hazardous Materials

Sport injuries on synthetic vs. natural turf not as ...

2013-2-11 · Serensits said remediation on a synthetic turf field could include additional crumb rubber infill. "Interestingly, with Gmax, there is no minimum standard, which tends not to be a problem, but, if the field is too soft, there is the potential for some ankle injuries or things like that and also potentially a decrease in performance."

Artificial Turf Fields

Tire crumb is used in road construction, manufacturing of new molded rubber products (e.g. traffic cones, car bumpers, and garden hoses) and a number of athletic and recreational applications (e.g. sports fields and play surfaces), …

Recycled Crumb Rubber Infill for Sale – …

Starting at $0.35 per pound for 2,000 lb bag. Call for price on large quantities. 888.369.8873 Feel free to call with questions. Athletic Turf Fields are often installed with tiny crumb rubber pellets, known as "infill." We sell the reclaimed infill to go …

Not all synthetic infill material is the same ...

2010-12-1 · The number of synthetic turf installations has exploded in recent years, but just as the popularity of these systems has grown so too has the scrutiny. Most targeted is the crumb rubber infill, especially since the substance is used in the vast majority of installations and the amount present on each field is substantial.

Field Surface Information in Regards to New Athletic …

2021-4-5 · The project proposes to use the same style synthetic turf product that is installed at Franke Field with the addition of a resilient underlayment (pad). The system will utilize a 2"-2.25" high polyethylene/propylene fiber carpet that is infilled with a mixture of sand and encapsulated rubber particles.

Research on Crumb Rubber Infill

2014-3-13 · Fact Sheet: Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields. New York City Department of Health, August 2008. Our review of the available information on crumb rubber and crumb rubber infilled turf fields indicates that ingestion, dermal or inhalation exposures to chemicals in or released from crumb rubber do not pose a significant public ...

Synthetic Turf

Synthetic turf infilled with GroundRubber crumb rubber is used in synthetic turf systems in athletic fields, golf courses, dog parks, municipal parks, playgrounds and many other applications. The synthetic turf infill system provides excellent playability and increases playing hours and playing seasons for all sports.