• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

EC adopts new PAH’s norm

The European Commission has published Regulation 2021/1199 which limits polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in granules or mulch used as infill material in third-generation synthetic turf.

From 10 August 2022, the new limit will be 20 mg/kg of the sum of all listed PAHs. The eight PAHs are listed as category 1B carcinogens in the list in Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

Of the various infill material used, PAHs are most present in end-of-life tyres (ELT). As PAHs are a cause of concern for human health, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) advised the EC to reduce the threshold allowed to be present in infill material.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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