Tuesday, June 3, 2008

N.J. Agency Releases Toxic Turf Report

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services released its findings of the latest tests conducted after several New Jersey schools were closed when lead was detected on artificial turf fields.
"Further laboratory testing has shown that lead can be dissolved from artificial turf fibers and turf field dust under conditions that simulate the human digestive process, leaving the lead available for the body to absorb," Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard said Tuesday. ..."Lead is known to harm children's health and neurologic development. These test results show there is reason for concern about the potential for lead exposure from artificial turf fields that contain lead." Click here.