US body says artificial turf does not expose children to lead

ERJ staff report (DS)

Washington DC — the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has published a report which finds no lead-associated problems with artificial turf. “Our message is: go out and play,” said a CPSC spokesperson.

CPSC staff identified synthetic turf products for analysis of total lead content and accessible lead. The group did not look for other hazards.

Several of the products obtained by staff contained lead in the synthetic grass with concentrations ranging from 0.09 percent lead by weight to 0.96 percent. The testing…

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