The Washington Post, May 17, 2017
"Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women."
WTOP, March 22, 2016
"Recently, a turf industry representative testified at a Maryland House committee hearing and was asked point-blank by one delegate, 'Is there lead in your products?'
The executive answered, 'There’s lead in a lot of things in this world.'
The delegate questioned again, and this time got the following response: 'Yes, there’s lead in our products.' "
USA Today, March 15, 2015
"Lead is a well-known children's hazard that over time can cause lost intelligence, developmental delays, and damage to organs and the nervous system."
"The health threat is substantial enough that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists artificial turf as one of seven sources of children's lead exposure along with well-known items such as paint, water and toys."
"Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. No safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. And effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected."
"The most important step parents, doctors, and others can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs."
Centers for Disease Control, Updated 2013
"As the turf ages and weathers, lead is released in dust that could then be ingested or inhaled, and the risk for harmful exposure increases. If exposures do occur, CDC currently does not know how much lead the body will absorb; however, if enough lead is absorbed, it can cause neurological development symptoms (e.g., deficits in IQ)."