EU cracks down on cancer-causing chemicals in artificial turf, playgrounds

The legal limit for a group of carcinogenic organic chemicals found in granules and mulches used in artificial pitches and other recreational grounds will be dramatically tightened next year under a new EU regulation.

by Robert Hodgson
Rubber crumb infill spraying up as a hockey player drives a ball on artificial turf. Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images
Rubber crumb infill spraying up as a hockey player drives a ball on artificial turf. Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

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