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Concerns raised over safety of artificial turf fields that may contain forever chemicals

It's believed several fields contain PFAS chemicals

April 1, 2024  By Turf & Rec

Escalating concerns about PFAS – or forever chemicals – have people worried about the water they drink, the clothes they wear and contacts made with a wide variety of other everyday products. Among the latest concerns is that artificial turf sports fields may contain PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl). It’s believed that several synthetic turf fields manufactured today contain PFAS, yet the percentage of them remains unknown.

ABC News has published an extensive report about the safety of artificial turf playing surfaces as they pertain to the possibility of being made with PFAS.

To read the report, click here.

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