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Guidance Documents

This section is comprised of recommendations and tools designed to advise on issues encountered in the field. These documents are peer-reviewed and the content is the responsibility of the authors.

Human health risk assessments addressing artificial turf and crumb rubber

Public concern regarding the potential toxicological effects of exposure to artificial turf pitches has led to the publication of numerous human health risk assessments (HHRAs) on styrene-butadiene crumb rubber, the most common infill material used in these installations. An HHRA is a systematic, evidence-based process through which the potential for future adverse health effects can be...

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Using a Hierarchy of Evidence to Assess Chemical Health Risks of Artificial Turf

Over the past 40 years, artificial turf has become common in public and private settings. Compared to natural turf, artificial turf is easier to maintain, requires less water and no fertilizer, and provides a year-round access to playing surfaces. This is presumed to have important public health benefits by promoting physical activity and access to recreational space, although detailed research...

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