ECHA: Restrictions on PAHs used in artificial...

Restrictions on PAHs used in artificial turf

(Source: ECHA)
(Source: ECHA)

The European Commission has adopted a restriction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in rubber granules and mulches used as infill on artificial sports pitches and playgrounds.

The allowed concentration limits for 8 PAHs will be lowered to 20 mg/kg as recommended by scientific committees of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Helsinki/Finland The current limits are 100 mg/kg or 1,000 mg/kg following entry 28 of the List of restrictions (Annex XVII).

The restriction, initiated by the Dutch authorities, applies from August 10, 2022.

Your Newsletter for the Textile Industry

From the industry for the industry – sign up for your free newsletter now

To differentiate your newsletter registration from that of a bot, please additionally answer this question: