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School's artificial grass found to be highly toxic

By Shi Xiaofeng In Hang Zhou And Zhu Lixin In Hefei ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-06-23 08:08:17

Hot weather suggested as possible cause of chemical release that sickened students

A number of students from a Hangzhou-based middle school were sickened recently, and synthetic material used for the running tracks and artificial grass at the school were the suspected culprits.

When a number of samples were sent to a lab, one of the grass samples was found to be emitting toxic benzene more than 14 times above the national safety limit. A second grass sample was found to be above the limit by about 27 percent.

School's artificial grass found to be highly toxic

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