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Artificial Turf / Safety #890529

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 17, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(New York: Sharyn Alfonsi) New concerns about health hazards with the artificial synthetic turf fields used in playgrounds and athletic venues examined; details given about the findings in New Jersey of high lead levels and irritating chemicals on the fields. [New Jersey deputy health commissioner Dr. Eddy BRESNITZ†- comments on the lead that can be ingested.] [Parent Patricia TAYLOR†- worries about the fields the children play on.] A statement from the Synthetic Turf Council defending the materials in the fields quoted.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Alfonsi, Sharyn
Duration:
00:02:10

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