Chemicals in Tire-Based Turf Infill

Chemicals identified by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment in air or water near synthetic turf fields. Only chemicals with health hazards identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are listed below.

Metals

  1. cadmium: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm
  2. lead: genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  3. manganese: genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  4. mercury: genetic damage, reproductive harm
  5. nickel: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  6. selenium: reproductive harm

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

  1. anthracene: cancer, genetic damage 
  2. benzo[a]pyrene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  3. benzo[b]fluoranthene: cancer, genetic damage 
  4. chrysene: cancer, genetic damage 
  5. naphthalene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 

Aromatic solvents

  1. benzene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  2. ethylbenzene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  3. m-xylene: reproductive harm 
  4. o-xylene: reproductive harm 
  5. p-xylene: reproductive harm 
  6. phenol: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  7. styrene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm 
  8. 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene: genetic damage 
  9. toluene: genetic damage, reproductive harm 

Other chemicals

  1. acetaldehyde: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/ab1d5f88.html
  2. acetone: genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/al3010b0.html
  3. aniline: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/bw657890.html]
  4. captan: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/gw4d7038.html]
  5. 1,1-dichloroethane: genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/ki2ab98.html]
  6. diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP): cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/ti55730.html]
  7. formaldehyde: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/lp882f48.html]
  8. methyl ethyl ketone: genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/el62ccf8.html]
  9. methyl isobutyl ketone: reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/sa8d8678.html]
  10. nitromethane: cancer [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/pa958940.html]
  11. N- nitrosodimethylamine: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/iq802c8.html]
  12. N- nitrosodiphenylamine: cancer, genetic damage [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/jj958940.html]
  13. trichloroethylene: cancer, genetic damage, reproductive harm [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh-rtecs/kx456d70.html]