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Lead levels on tested turf fields said not to be dangerous

Updated: July 30, 2008, 11:01 AM ET
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. -- Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission evaluated synthetic athletic fields after lead was detected on some fields, raising worry about exposure to children.

But the commission said no tested field released amounts of lead that would be harmful.

"A variety of artificial turf products were evaluated for risk exposure ...

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