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Playground Surfacing: Choosing Safer Materials for Children's Health and Environment

Playground surfacing helps to protect children as they walk, run, jump, fall, and interact with their surroundings in the course of play. A range of materials are sold as playground surfacing. Some of these materials contain chemicals of concern for human health and the environment.

In response to requests from communities, TURI has compiled information in the Playground Surfacing report on a range of playground surfacing options, with a particular focus on chemicals that may be found in these materials, and how they may affect playground users.

Download the report.