More news about artificial turf - information, controversy, studies . . .



LA Times on the artificial turf controversy:

    "When doctors found Stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma in her lungs, Emily Prince had questions.

The college biology major wanted to know why cancer would strike someone so young and healthy. . . ."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-artificial-turf-debate-20160229-story.html

 


Ireland: Synthetic pitches: Are health fears totally groundless?

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/synthetic-pitches-are-health-fears-totally-groundless-1.2543114


Major League players prefer dirt to artificial turf infield - 

http://www.bluebirdbanter.com/2016/2/27/11120856/the-dirt-on-dirt-at-rogers-centre


Nancy Alderman and David Brown: State underplays dangers of synthetic turf fields

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/opinion/20160221/nancy-alderman-and-david-brown-state-underplays-dangers-of-synthetic-turf-fields



Parenting magazine:  Click photo for link.


US Federal Government agencies decide to do study on artificial turf health:  Copy this link for many stories on this topic:

https://news.google.com/news/more?ncl=d4aRIJMxHEZJ01My3Q84I_vng3m9M&aut


USA Today: "Feds promote artificial turf as safe despite health concerns"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/03/15/artificial-turf-health-safety-studies/24727111/





"U.S. PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION STUMBLES ON ARTIFICIAL TURF - 

CPSC Slow-Walks Its Review of Tire Crumb Playgrounds as Children’s Products "  

 Read more at: http://www.peer.org/news/news-releases/2015/02/19/u.s.-product-safety-commission-stumbles-on-artificial-turf/


2 INVESTIGATES: Legislator calls for study looking at health risks linked to artificial turf:


Read more on the Environment and Human Health, Inc. website:  http://www.ehhi.org/turf/index.shtml


More NBC updates:  "Are Recycled Tires Used in Playgrounds a Health Risk?"

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/are-recycled-tires-used-playgrounds-health-risk-n260261


Update on NBC news report:  "Is Rubber Mulch a Safe Surface for Your Child's Playground?"

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/rubber-mulch-safe-surface-your-childs-playground-n258586


Information on health concerns with synthetic turf fields, please see:  safehealthyplayingfields.org.


Links to articles on synthetic turf, please see:  www.synturf.org


NBC news report:  "How safe is the artificial turf your child plays on?"

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/how-safe-artificial-turf-your-child-plays-n220166