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    ASTM F3496 - 20

    Standard Specification for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Content in Synthetic Turf Infill

    Active Standard ASTM F3496 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.65

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification applies to the maximum content of eight PAHs (PAH8) in materials used as synthetic turf infill.

    1.2 This specification outlines a test method for sample preparation and the method for analyzing the content of the eight PAHs in synthetic turf infill.

    1.3 This specification provides guidelines for reporting the content of the eight PAHs in the synthetic turf infill.

    1.4 This specification is applicable to any infill material used in synthetic turf.

    1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units are included in this standard.

    1.6 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    EPA Standards

    EPA 3550C Organic Extraction and Sample Preparation, Ultrasonic Extraction

    EPA 8270D


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3496-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3496-20, Standard Specification for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Content in Synthetic Turf Infill, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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