The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.
In June 2016, ECHA had started an evaluation about the risk of substances in recycled rubber that, among other different products available on the market, is used as infill on artificial sports pitches.
Based on the evidence, ECHA has concluded that the concern for players on these pitches, including children, and for workers who install and maintain them is ‘VERY LOW’.
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