Ashburn, VA (July 1, 2016) – After concerns were raised about the safety of artificial turf playing fields, the Loudoun County School Board voted Tuesday to go ahead with testing the fields’ infill for dangerous toxins.
The push to test school fields that have been outfitted with synthetic turf came from the county Board of Supervisors. They asked the School Board for permission to test three of the fields—one from each of the manufacturers—and said the county would cover the $27,900 bill.
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Danielle Nadler / Loudoun Now