Chemicals agency, Dutch seek PAH restrictions on rubber granules

Helsinki – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced details of a Dutch-led proposal to limit the content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in rubber granules used in synthetic turf and other play surfaces.

The proposal covers eight PAHs* found in granules and mulches used in synthetic turf pitches, or in loose forms at playgrounds and other sports facilities, said an ECHA release issued 16 Aug release.

Prepared by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in cooperation with ECHA, it states…

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