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PFOA, PFOS and PFASs in synthetic turf fields

A synthetic turf resources study in support of SYNlawn

In pursuit of an article published by environmental group PEER which claimed to have found
PFAS, PFOS and PFOASs on a ppt (parts per trillion) trace level concentration in synthetic turf
installations. Synthetic turf resources completed a study on the presence of these chemicals in
their turf systems.

The study completed consisted of 2 parts.

  • Part a; a discussion and information round with the foremost material suppliers in which  all of these claimed to not knowingly or willingly using PFAS-containing substances in  their production. 
  • Part b; An analytical lab study in corporation with ISO/EPA certified lab AIRL, INC located  in Cleveland Tennessee. For the selection of the “to be tested” product samples a  consideration was made in the products noted in the published article and the more  frequent materials that are used in the manufacturing process in Astroturf products.

A collection of 20+ samples, including finished turf systems, were submitted for testing.  Using test method EPA 537, no PFASs, PFOSs or PFOAs could be detected above the reporting  detection limit.

Using test method EPA 1312 and EPA 537 no PFASs, PFOSs or PFOAs could be detected above  the reporting detection limit.

As we understand the concern on the presence of these chemicals, Synthetic Turf Resources  will continue to monitor and safeguard the quality and safety of their products.

Synthetic turf resources prides itself on its responsibility to the health and safety of our  customers and employees, to the environment and to manufacturing in a responsible manner.