OEHHA Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting Notice

The third Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting is scheduled to be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  It will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room in the CalEPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA.

The meeting agenda and materials are available for download. The meeting recordings are available below. Public comments received via email and at the meeting are available for download below. Meeting presentations are available for download via this link.

1. Welcome and Opening Remarks (video)
2. Synthetic Turf and Playground Studies Overview (video)
3. Study Components

3.1. Field Characterization Study of Synthetic Turf Fields (video)

3.1.1. Field Selection and Sample Collection
3.1.3.∗ Weather and Surface/Subsurface Temperature
3.1.2.∗ Particles in Air
3.1.4. Preliminary Metal Data of Crumb Rubber
3.1.5. Volatile Organic Compounds in Air

3.2. Exposure Scenarios of Synthetic Turf Fields (video)

3.2.1. Pathways of Exposures
3.2.2. Time-Activity Behavior Study

3.3. Playground Characterization Study (video)

3.3.1. Draft Playground Sampling Protocols
3.3.2. Preliminary Children Hand-To-Mouth Activity Data

4. Public Comments (video)

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. 

5. Further Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks (video)
6. Wrap Up and Adjournment

∗ Agenda items match with section numbers in the meeting materials.

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 two 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 Rebecca Belloso at (916) 322-9850 or Rebecca.Belloso@oehha.ca.gov.