Environmental and health impacts of artificial turf: a review.

@article{Cheng2014EnvironmentalAH,
  title={Environmental and health impacts of artificial turf: a review.},
  author={H. Cheng and Yuanan Hu and M. Reinhard},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          2114-29
        }
}
  • H. Cheng, Yuanan Hu, M. Reinhard
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Environmental science & technology
  • With significant water savings and low maintenance requirements, artificial turf is increasingly promoted as a replacement for natural grass on athletic fields and lawns. However, there remains the question of whether it is an environmentally friendly alternative to natural grass. The major concerns stem from the infill material that is typically derived from scrap tires. Tire rubber crumb contains a range of organic contaminants and heavy metals that can volatilize into the air and/or leach… CONTINUE READING

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