UL Environment strives to protect human health and quality of life by establishing standards and certification programs to reduce exposure to chemicals and to improve indoor air quality. GREENGUARD standards are among the most stringent indoor air quality standards in the marketplace, and they are based on available standards and guidelines from national and international public health agencies. Not all GREENGUARD standards are ANSI standards. However, all GREENGUARD standards are documented, publicly available (along with test protocols) and have been reviewed by public health/toxicology advisory groups. Standards currently under development are listed below.
GREENGUARD STANDARD FOR SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS
This standard has been created to establish a nationally recognized environmental voluntary standard for qualifying synthetic turf and its components for indoor environment use. This standard may be used to obtain GREENGUARD Certification for components of turf systems and/or complete turf systems. The standard is applicable to the determination of organic emissions, lead content and additional heavy metal content through migration associated with synthetic turf components and their systems. This is an environmental product performance based standard, which incorporates the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Standard California OEHHA Chronic Reference Exposure Levels (CRELs) for volatile organic chemicals, the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) requirements for lead content, and the European toy safety standard criteria for heavy metals. This standard requires the use of environmental test chambers and established indoor exposure models to characterize the dynamic emissions from products and their components. It also requires the use of standard CPSIA approved methods and laboratories for measuring lead in turf components and complete turf systems.
GGPS 006 Synthetic Turf Pilot Study Draft Standard