Saturday, May 31, 2008

Connecticut To Assign Artificial Turf Study

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal urged the state Department of Environmental Protection Monday that the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station be assigned to conduct a new study to determine the potential hazards posed by crumb rubber used in artificial turf and gardening mulch. Last year it investigated the toxic components of ground-up recycled vehicle tires that form the crumb rubber infill; that study and others around the world have positively identified toxic chemicals that can cause asthma, eye and skin irritations, cancer and a decline in plant growth and aquatic life. Click here.