Seminar: Organic compound exposure from synthetic turf

Assessment of Organic Compound Exposure from Crumb Rubber Infill in Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields

Thursday, July 21, 2011, Noon – 1 p.m., Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, 465 Henry Mall

Crumb rubber infill is used as a shock absorbing agent in synthetic turf athletic fields and is gaining popularity for both indoor and outdoor field applications. Join WSLH Advanced Microbiologist Curtis Hedman, M.S., as he discusses the results of a study to characterize the concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), rubber-related chemicals (e.g. benzothiazole and nitrosamine), and particulate matter in air at synthetic turf crumb rubber fields for analytical support of a human health risk assessment study. Both newer and older fields were evaluated under conditions of active use.