Work Item
ASTM WK71875

New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Polyfluoralkyl Substances in Synthetic Turf

1. Scope

Standardization of specifications, test methods and practices for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards. The committee shall coordinate this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.


Polyflouroalkyl;synthetic turf


The EPA has finished a monitoring program on PFAs in drinking water and may issue a drinking water limit for certain PFAs. This has increased concern in some areas about potential sources of PFAs that may contaminate drinking water. Currently there is no test method that is considered appropriate for determining if synthetic turf components contain PFAs of concern and if they can leach into ground water sources for drinking water.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.65

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 02-10-2020

Technical Contact: Phil Stricklen

Item: 000