As of January 2018, more than 1.6 million synthetic turf fields were in use in the United States, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
But while that’s a lot of synthetic turf, the EPA also notes that synthetic turf is a “minor pollutant” compared to ground-level air pollution, which it also classifies as a major pollutant.
So, while the EPA classifies synthetic turf as a potential pollutant, you can still buy synthetic turf if you have a vehicle that’s certified as a gas guzzler or can park at a gas station.
Read more The EPA classifications of air pollutants can vary by region.
So if you want the most accurate information about the emissions of a particular pollutant in a particular state, you’ll want to check the EPA’s website, which lists the pollutants and states by state.
For example, if you live in California, the air pollution that’s classified as a pollutant by the EPA is “natural gas emissions.”
Here are the EPA air pollutants in the country by state: California