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Webcast on chemical exposure from synthetic turf athletic fields

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.

In this webcast, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene Advanced Microbiologist Curtis Hedman 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.