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British National Health Service CEO Nigel Maguire says his 18 year old son Lewis developed lymphoma from playing as a goalie on tire crumb fields. Nigel Maguire has called for a moratorium on building new tire crumb fields, stating: "This multibillion-dollar industry is conducting an industrial-scale experiment on our kids - it's a scandal....Cigarette, asbestos and thalidomide manufacturers said there was no evidence of harm too and look how that turned out,'
What "new" fields look like a decade after installation: La Jolla High School playing field. Installed in 2000. Photographed in 2012. (Source: La Jolla Light)
Beach Chalet Playing Fields open with opposition, concern:
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Experts say it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery.
The Healthy Soccer San Francisco coalition is seeking soccer families for an informal survey of health and playing habits on artificial turf fields.
Playing soccer has long contributed to building healthy bodies, strong communities and lifelong memories. But recent reports of rare cancers appearing in clusters of young, competitive goalkeepers training on synthetic turf fields are of concern to many parents and coaches. We are seeking to find out more about playing habits and health awareness of soccer families using the new surfaces.
To participate in the survey, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take the Short Quiz about turf studies. Then . . .
See the "Learn more..." page for more information on why we are concerned.