Artificial Turf Committee - Resources


Bibliography of Synthetic Turf Studies and References

• An Assessment of Chemical Leaching Releases to Air and Temperature at Crumb-rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Fields  http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/materials_minerals_pdf/crumbrubfr.pdf

• Chemicals & Particulates in the Air Above Artificial Turf Playing Fields 

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Tires/Products/BizAssist/Health/TurfStudy/LitReview.doc

 
• CPSC Statement on Synthetic Turf July 08 

 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08348.html

 

• CT Dept of Public Health Crumb Rubber Fact Sheet October 2007 

 http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/environmental_health/pdf/artificial_turf_(2).pdf

 

• CT Examination of Crumb Rubber August 2007 

 http://www2.team-logic.com/userfiles/file/154/11%20CT%20Examination%20of%20Crumb%20Rubber%20AUG2007.pdf

 

• Evaluation of Health effects of Recycled Waste Tires in Playground and Track Products 

 http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/Tires/62206013.pdf

 

• New York State Dept of Health Fact Sheet August 2008 

 http://www.health.state.ny.us/environmental/outdoors/synthetic_turf/crumb-rubber_infilled/fact_sheet.htm

 

• NJDEP White Paper - Crumb Rubber - June 2007 

 http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/research/whitepaper%20-%20rubber.pdf

 

• San Francisco Recreation and Park Department Synthetic Playfields Task Force Report 

 http://www.sfgov.org/site/recpark_page.asp?id=77040  

 

• Follow-up to San Francisco Study - various documents

 

“Artificial Turf: Exposures to Ground-Up Rubber Tires: Athletic Fields, Playgrounds, Gardening Mulch”, Environment & Human Health, Inc., 2007, 37pp. http://www.ehhi.org/reports/turf/turf_report07.pdf

•  “Safety Study of Artificial Turf Containing Crumb Rubber Infill Made From Recycled Tires: Measurements of Chemicals and Particulates in the Air, Bacteria in the Turf, and Skin Abrasions Caused by Contact with the Surface”     California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Pesticide and Environmental Toxicology Branch, October 2010  

Synthetic Turf Standards                        City Fields Case                   Kimbell Playground Specification

Turf - Lead Exposure                                Turf - Bacterial                      Turf - Chemical Exposure

Turf - Committee Human Health            Turf - Heat Effects                Turf - Latex Allergies

Turf - Mechanical Injuries                        Turf - Tire Work Up

Potential Water Issues

Dr. Poki Namkung's Report from February 28th Meeting

Response to Dr. Namkung's Presentation from Soquel Neighbors Alliance

 

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