New Jersey health authorities clear some types of artificial turf

ERJ staff report (DS)

Trenton, New Jersey — The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) has tested 12 artificial turf fields and found that there are “very low or undetectable levels of lead” in polyethylene fibres, but found “high levels of lead” in the nylon turf fibres.

Leading artificial turn manufacturer FieldTurf Tarkett immediately issued a statement emphasising that it uses the safer polyethylene fibres, and does not use the nylon types, describing those as, “old style, carpet-like fibers that are not even…

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