(WCVB) Are turf fields safe? Federal Agencies Launch Research Project

The Hull School Committee last week voted to have its consultant, Gales Associates of Weymouth, pursue permitting of a synthetic turf playing field through the Hull Conservation Commission later this month. 
The "carpet" for the Hull High field may be constructed of rubber crumb because it's the most cost-effective alternative, SchoolCom members learned. For full details of the board's deliberations relative to the project, see next week's Hull Times. 

In the meantime, Channel 5 TV posted this link today: Are turf fields safe? Federal agencies launch research project.

The investigation is particularly relevant because school officials will be asked to designate the specific material they want to use for field design at the board's meeting Feb. 22 so that the $1.9 million project can go out to bid.