ARTIFICIAL TURF IS NOT REGULATED FOR CHILDREN'S USE
BOTH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (EPA & CPSC) WITHDREW "SAFE TO PLAY" REMARKS.
Both the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have pulled back from their previous statements on artificial turf, acknowledging the multiple concerns raised by the scientific and public communities about the product.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies artificial turf as one of seven sources of lead exposure for children, recommending precautions posted at field entrances to warn of steps to avoid exposure risks. This means NO federal agency finds artificial turf is safe to use and this children's product is NOT REGULATED, even though manufacturers routinely market it to elementary and pre-schools despite the known health risks it poses.