Monday, July 7, 2008

Artificial Turf Makers Face Lawsuits over Lead Contamination

Jun 23, 2008
Just days after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended testing some types of artificial turf for lead, an environmental advocacy group is issuing its own warning. The non-profit Center for Environmental Health has also threatened to take legal action against some of the biggest manufacturers and sellers of artificial turf unless they remove lead from their products. Tests by an independent lab showed excessive lead in indoor/outdoor carpeting, artificial lawns and playground grass made with nylon and polyethylene, said Charles Margulis, a spokesman for the center.
A subsequent test showed lead could be wiped off turf with a cloth or a child's hand. Click here.