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PFAS in Artificial Turf Carpet

TURI has received numerous questions in response to new research that has detected the presence of per- and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in artificial turf carpet. The function of PFAS in turf is not fully understood, but may serve as an extrusion agent during the production of the plastic grass blades.

We have created a brief fact sheet that provides some basic background information on PFAS and on recent testing methods used to detect these chemicals in artificial turf as reported by nonprofit organizations.

Download the fact sheet.