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This specification details the test methods for sample preparation and analyzing, as well as guidelines for reporting the total lead content in fibers used in synthetic turf. Synthetic turf fibers shall be tested at such quantity intervals as to ensure continuing compliance with test requirements. The measured total lead content shall be within the limit specified herein.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
1.1 This specification applies to the maximum content of lead in fibers used in synthetic turf.
1.1.1 This specification outlines a test method for sample preparation and a test method for analyzing the total lead content in synthetic turf fibers.
1.1.2 This specification outlines guidelines for reporting total lead content in synthetic turf fibers.
1.2 This specification applies only to synthetic turf fibers manufactured after Sept. 1, 2009.
Note 1—It is the goal of the industry to reduce lead content to 100 mg/kg (ppm) by Sept. 1, 2011.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1613 Test Method for Determination of Lead by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) Techniques
U.S. EPA StandardsEPAMethod3052 Microwave Assisted Acid Digestion of Siliceous and Organically Based Matrices - Modified, SW-846, Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste
ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)
UNSPSC Code 11151500(Fibers)