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Tuesday, February 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
STC Announces Publication of New Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Base Systems »
FOREST HILL, MD -- The Synthetic Turf Council (STC), the world's largest organization representing the synthetic turf indu...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Statement in Response to EPA Status Report »
Synthetic Turf Council and Safe Fields Alliance Issue Statement in Response to EPA Status Report NEW YORK--( BUSINESS...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Statement on Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment Report on Synthetic Turf »
Statement by Dan Bond, President and CEO, Synthetic Turf Council (STC): New research released today by the Dutch Nat...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Leading Recycled Rubber and Synthetic Turf Industry Group Members Voluntarily Move to Adopt Key ... »
Leading Recycled Rubber and Synthetic Turf Industry Group Members Voluntarily Move to Adopt Key Safety Standard Recycle...
Monday, October 10, 2016
Statement from the Synthetic Turf Council on CRI in Netherlands »
Recent news articles coming out of the Netherlands call for a ban on participating in sports on synthetic turf fields. The...
Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Moving Toward White House Review of Federal Synthetic Turf Plan »
Monday, June 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Synthetic Turf Fields, Crumb Rubber, and Concerns about Cancer: Letter from Dr. Archie Bleyer, MD »
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Announcement from EPA and other key news items »
February 12, 2016   Today the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new federal research action...
Friday, March 20, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lead Chromate in Synthetic Turf, Though Safe for Kids per CPSC, was Discontinued in 2009 »
Our position remains that synthetic turf is safe. Here is a timeline that chronicles the prior use of insoluble lead chr...
Monday, March 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
STC Statement: March 16, 2015 »
Not one study out of the 51 we cite and make available on our website warns against a serious elevated human health or env...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Independent Lab Testing of Synthetic Turf Crumb Rubber Infill Re-confirms Health and Safety »
Atlanta, GA  – Lower Canada College (LCC), a leading K-12 private school in Montreal, Canada today announced that the...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
STC Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf »
Atlanta, GA – The Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the synthetic turf industry take the health, safety, and welfare of sy...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
STC Releases Maintenance Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Fields »
ATLANTA, GA – With the summer season quickly approaching, it is the perfect time of year to conduct comprehensive mainten...
Monday, April 29, 2013
STC Releases Maintenance & Performance Guidelines for Synthetic Turf »
ATLANTA, GA – With the publication of its technical guidelines, the Synthetic Turf Council has provided objective measure...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Synthetic Turf Applications Gain Popularity in Fitness & Wellness Facilities »
ATLANTA, GA – With the New Year comes much attention to the number one resolution – get in shape and lose weight. M...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Growing Number of Homeowners Turn to Synthetic Grass to Save Time, Money and Conserve Resources »
ATLANTA, GA – With the U.S. Census Bureau estimating that homeowners spend an average of 2.8 hours weekly on lawn main...
Monday, May 21, 2012
Parks and Playgrounds Use Synthetic Grass to Increase Activity Levels for Preschoolers »
ATLANTA, GA – While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under five play outside as much as pos...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Synthetic Turf Promotes Sustainability »
ATLANTA, GA – From schools and municipalities to homeowners, a growing number of people are turning to synthetic turf for...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Synthetic Turf Enhances the Way Pets Play »
ATLANTA, GA – Like their human counterparts on athletic fields and playgrounds, a growing number of pets are playing bett...
Friday, November 18, 2011
City of Glendale Bans Synthetic Grass Despite Environmental Benefits and the Need to Conserve Water »
GLENDALE, CA – While the City of Glendale, California has imposed mandatory watering conservation measures since July 200...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Synthetic Turf Innovations Improve the Golfing Experience »
ATLANTA, GA – From serious golfers looking to fine-tune their scoring skills to players experiencing the game for the fir...
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Parks & Playgrounds Use Synthetic Turf to Help Promote Childhood Fitness »
ATLANTA, GA – In reporting that about 17% of children and adolescents are obese, the Centers for Disease Control notes...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Luxury Hotels Create Innovative Green Spaces with Synthetic Grass »
ATLANTA, GA – Forget mini bottles of high-end shampoo or chocolates on your pillow. The most impactful amenity being offe...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Synthetic Turf Becomes Latest Celebrity Trend »
ATLANTA, GA – The term "celebrity trend” typically conjures up images of $5,000 handbags, private airplanes or dancing on...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Synthetic Turf Conserves More Than Three Billion Gallons of Water and Helps the Environment »
ATLANTA, GA – While millions of people, businesses, schools and homeowners use synthetic turf for landscape and play, one...
Monday, December 6, 2010
Nearly 50% of the 2010 Top 25 BCS Teams Use Synthetic Turf to Score a Winning Season »
ATLANTA, GA – Following this weekend’s conference championships, twelve of the Top 25 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) tea...
Monday, August 2, 2010
Connecticut Study Verifies the Safety of Synthetic Turf »
ATLANTA, GA – On July 30, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that a new study of the risks to...
Thursday, December 10, 2009
EPA Study of Synthetic Turf and Crumb Rubber Finds “Low Level of Concern” »
ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the results of a scoping study of the health...
Friday, October 30, 2009
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Review Verifies Safety of Synthetic Turf »
ATLANTA, GA – Representing the latest convincing data on the safety of synthetic turf, the California Office of Environm...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
New York Studies Validate Safety of Crumb Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf »
NEW YORK, NY – In response to the public’s desire for more scientific data, the New York State Department of Environmenta...
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
U.S. CPSC Validates Safety of Lead Chromate in Synthetic Turf and STC Announces Voluntary Reduction »
ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that synthetic turf fields are okay to...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Experts Agree There is No Scientific Evidence of Health RIsks in New Jersey Synthetic Turf Fields »
Committed to the safety and well-being of the public, the Synthetic Turf Council turned to scientists to evaluate the rec...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Synthetic Turf Council Offers Clarity & Context to Concerns About New Jersey Fields »
The Synthetic Turf Council, representing the U.S. synthetic turf industry, wants to offer some clarity and context to the...
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Statement Regarding the Bioavailability of Lead in the Synthetic Turf at Ironbound Stadium in Newark »
The following statement is offered jointly by Dr. David Black (Ph.D. Forensic Toxicology) and Dr. Davis Lee (Ph.D. Synthe...

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