Some Vancouver residents are sounding the alarm after tests confirmed lead in the rubber pellets found in the synthetic turf playing field at Trillium Park and Vancouver Technical Secondary School. In an email to Daily Hive Vancouver, Marlene Cummings said residents Kathy Lau and Peter Nicol collected crumb rubber pellets that appeared to have been washed out of the Trillium Park synthetic turf field perimeter and took them to Total Safety Service’s lab in Burnaby last month. They say the lab report confirmed that the lead infill sample found at the park contained 15.9 micrograms. Cummings said the rubber infill from Vancouver Technical was analyzed at a different facility in Surrey called Element Lab, those results measured 12 micrograms of lead in the infill, and the plastic turf blades measured 24.3 micrograms per gram of lead. The levels of lead found in the samples don’t exceed the lead criterion of 90 micrograms published in the Surface Coating Materials Regulations under the Federal Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. In the Trillium Park test report summary it states: “Lead-containing coatings do not present a hazard if they are left intact. When lead-containing coating...