How Safe is Artificial Grass?

You want your home to look beautiful and inviting. But more than anything else, you want it to provide a safe environment for your family and pets. Any place people relax or kids and pets play simply must be safe. By safety we mean that it should be possible to use all our products without any risk at all of health problems. Product safety is a global discussion point. And quite rightly so. It is morally and socially irresponsible to market products which are harmful or could be harmful to public health.

Artificial turf has been around in one form or another for decades, and scientists have conducted dozens of safety studies during that time. While there were legitimate questions raised about early versions, today’s fake grass products are vastly different. Thanks to advances in science and technology, it is not only reliably safe, it performs and looks much better, too.


1. Backing material that will serve to hold the individual blades of artificial grass.
2. The plastic blades themselves.
3. The infill, those tiny black crumbs, that helps support the blades.

Artificial grass is NON-TOXIC

The potential presence of lead was a concern in the past, but there is no reason to worry these days. As long as you choose the right artificial turf. By demanding the highest quality artificial grass, you can be sure you’re getting a product that is free from lead as well as any other toxic ingredients. Some people have also expressed concern about crumb rubber used as infill, especially for artificial turf sports fields. And again, researchers have studied this issue extensively. After 20 years of use and evaluation, experts now agree that crumb rubber does not pose a health threat to children or adults.

Artificial turf is SAFE FOR KIDS

Yes! In fact, with the right artificial grass, you’re ensuring children’s safety in multiple ways. Not only is the fake grass non-toxic, it is also non-allergenic. Many kids (adults and pets, too) are allergic to grass pollen, making it impossible for them to safely play on natural lawn during pollen season. Fake grass doesn’t produce pollen, so it’s the healthiest choice for all types of play surfaces from backyard play structures to community ball fields.

According to the EXPERTS

In response to this public concern, four Connecticut state agencies, the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted a two-year comprehensive evaluation of the health and environmental impacts associated with artificial turf fields containing crumb rubber infill. 

Repeated studies have shown artificial turf presents no public health concerns. The Synthetic Turf Council says artificial grass “is a smart solution for playing fields and landscape that have become unsafe and unsightly from overuse or severe climatic conditions.”

What is the CONCLUSION

While experts agree that all artificial turf is relatively safe for your health, we believe your home, family, pets, and our planet deserve the absolute best, not just the minimum. That’s why we’ve made it our priority to ensure our synthetic turf is safe for your health and the environment.  

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