Jesse Gosselin, Renee Chmiel, WTNH, September 3, 2015, updated September 5, 2015
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According to the report, the study revealed nearly 100 chemicals were found in the 14 samples they analyzed. The study also revealed 11 carcinogens in the turf samples, as well as 20 known skin irritants.
“I knew there were heavy metals in them but I never expected 96 chemicals,” said Nancy Alderman, President of Environment and Human Health, Inc.
Alderman says half of those chemicals have not been tested by the government, so it’s not clear if they’re safe.
“When you’re exposed to more than one low level carcinogen then it becomes very toxic,” she said.
- Mercaptobenzothiazole – Toxic to aquatic life
- Dimethylanthracene – Respiratory irritant and can cause asthma
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate – May cause damage to fetuses
- Fluoranthene – Fluoranthene is one of the U.S. EPA’s 16 priority pollutant.
- Phthalimide – Skin, eye, and lung irritant. A Fungiside.
- Tetratriacontane – Eye and skin irritant. Can cause systemic damage to central nervous system.
- Pyrene – Toxic to liver and Kidneys.