Consultants say artificial turf is safe

ERJ staff report (DS)

Hartford, Connecticut — Milone & MacBroom, a Connecticut-based firm specialising in environmental science, has completed a study on the water quality, air quality, and temperature of three synthetic turf athletic fields infilled with crumb rubber and silica sand in Connecticut. Their study lasted 1 year (2008) and the results of their findings show that the three factors mentioned above, along with any other environmental factor, should be of no concern with regards to the safety of synthetic turf fields.

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