Cancer-causing PAHs further restricted in rubber granules


From today, the concentration limit of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granules and mulches used as infill on sports pitches and playgrounds has been reduced to 20 mg/kg.

The new, lower limit will ensure the safety of people – especially children – playing on these fields.

The restriction will not affect existing fields immediately but will ensure that any infill material used for refilling the fields is below the new limit.

The restriction was proposed by The Netherlands in July 2018 and adopted by the European Commission in July 2021.

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ECHA Weekly, 10-08-22