April 22, 2008

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating artificial turf on playgrounds and sports fields due to the potential for defective product injuries, the New Jersey Health Department reported.

The artificial turf could contain high levels of lead and that athletes and children could swallow the dust from the turf and suffer potential defective product injuries.

Artificial turf on playgrounds and sports fields is currently under investigation for lead toxicity because of the pigment containing lead chromate that is used in the production of some turfs.

Artificial turf containing high levels of lead could be a potential risk for Texas defective product injuries.

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