I purchased some synthetic turf, just for a small area (approx 2x1m), and when reading the instructions it mentioned about needing to use dried silica sand as the sand infill.
Because I was having trouble finding this, I stumbled upon the dangers of silica dust, and because of this I now wish to avoid using it, even if it is the best option to use.
I was wondering what other options I have, are there any that are safe and preferred over "regular sand"?
...or does all sand contain crystalline silica? I found this one, which claims it is safe for playgrounds; but then in the Safety Data Sheet they make note that it is "QUARTZ (CRYSTALLINE SILICA) (IE. SAND)" and notes of potential exposure to inhaling the dust or it getting on your skin, hair or in your eyes?