OEHHA Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting

The fourth meeting of the Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Byron Sher Auditorium in the CalEPA Headquarters Building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento.  Details of the meeting, including the agenda and briefing materials, is now available.

The Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel is a group of expert scientists convened by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to provide scientific advice on its Synthetic Turf Study.  The goal of the study is to assess the potential health impacts associated with the use of synthetic turf and playground mats made of crumb rubber.  The panel has held three previous meetings to advise OEHHA on study plans, data interpretation, and reporting of study results.

The meeting is open to the public and will be webcast and transcribed.  There will be a public comment period during the meeting.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Jocelyn Claude at (916) 323-4763 or Jocelyn.Claude@oehha.ca.gov.

The agenda for this meeting is given below.  The order of items on the agenda is provided for general reference only.  The order in which items are taken up by the Panel is subject to change.

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
  2. Synthetic Turf and Playground Studies Overview
  3. Non-Targeted Chemical Analysis
    • Volatile Organics on Synthetic Turf Fields
    • Non-Polar Organics Constituents in Crumb Rubber
    • Polar Organic Constituents in Crumb Rubber
  4. Synthetic Turf Field Exposure Model
    • Exposure Equations
    • Exposure Parameters
  5. Public Comments:
    For members of the public attending in-person: Comments will be limited to three minutes per commenter.  For members of the public attending via the internet: Comments may be sent via email to SyntheticTurf@oehha.ca.gov.Email comments will be read aloud, up to three minutes each, by staff of OEHHA during the public comment period, as time allows.
  6. Further Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
  7. Wrap Up and Adjournment