If you want to get a soccer mom's attention, bring up the subject of artificial turf, the preferred playing surface for children from pre-k to college — preferred, at least, by school boards. A survey of microbial populations in infilled synthetic turf fields, has been the one and only source used by artificial turf manufacturers and industry organizations to discredit and scoff at the idea that artificial turf and bacterial pathogens like staph and mrsa have a dangerous connection. Player performance & risk of injury » playing surface technical analysis 3 fifa, prozone study, 2011 this is the third study fifa has commissioned to analyze and compare player performance during games played on top quality synthetic turf and grass.
Safety study of artificial turf containing crumb rubber infill made from recycled tires: measurements of chemicals and particulates in the air, bacteria in the turf, and skin abrasions caused by contact. In 1964 the first artificial playing surface was marketed under the name chemgrass meanwhile, the first domed stadium was being built in houston, texas the astrodome, with its retractable translucent plastic ceiling, let in enough sunshine to maintain a natural grass field. Uniform playing characteristics, predictable ball behaviour and optimal grip make artificial turf the ideal surface for hockey artificial turf pitches that are suitable for competitions at world-class level have earned fih global quality approval.
Washington (wusa9) -- parents have major issues with new synthetic turf fields at some dc schools one community coalition claimed the fields are falling apart and they have the video to prove it. Field surface the field of play must be a wholly natural or, if competition rules permit, a wholly artificial playing surface except where competition rules permit an integrated combination of artificial and natural materials (hybrid system. Parasitic bacterium present on the playing surface of artificial turf fields fact: no staph infections have ever been found in artificial turf fields, although they have been found in almost every other part of the athletic environment including blocking pads, benches, clothing, towels. It is the most technologically advanced artificial pitch on the market and, according to many plaudits, plays like a grass surface whilst still delivering the benefits of a plastic one - namely the capacity to play around 200 football and soccer games on it every year. More than 11,000 artificial turf playing fields have been installed nationally more than 1,200 were installed in the us in 2013 alone, according to the industry group the synthetic turf council maintaining a grass playing surface indoors, while technically possible, is prohibitively expensive.
Artificial turf sports pitches 3 overview for sports that are traditionally played on grass pitches, maintaining the even, densely grassed, weed-free surface. Artificial turf infill: artificial turf infill is the material used in an artificial turf system to hold artificial grass blades upright and to cushion the surface crumb rubber has long been the industry standard for infill. The following is a summary of the report prepared by the california office of environmental health hazard assessment (oehha) titled chemicals and particulates in the air above the new generation of artificial turf playing fields, and artificial turf as a risk factor for infection by methicillin-resistant staphylcoccus aureus (mrsa. Artificial turf manufacturers are acting like big tobacco, profits over the safety of athletes fieldturf is a very large corporation that has sold over 4,500 artificial turf projects.
I completely agree that artificial turf is not acting like a giant growing coral reef and that below the surface staph and mrsa is not breeding and spreading but if i use common sense, bodily fluids+cut or abrasion of the skin=a dangerous health situation. Synthetic turf fields are extremely expensive to install, cost more than advertised to maintain, and typically last 7-10 years at the end-of-life of a synturf field, there is costly and dangerous work to be done to remove of and properly dispose of the carpets. An overview of the artificial turf and its depiction as a dangerous playing surface pages 3 words kleenex, a dangerous playing surface, artificial turf, astroturf. And some horses excel on any surface - secretariat's final race (a victory, naturally) was over the turf course at woodbine, john henry won on both grass and dirt, and more recently, horses like einstein have proven that sometimes, you just need a good horse - regardless of what the track is made of.
Turf provides better traction than concrete, which can be hugely beneficial for an exercise routine the difference between synthetic turf and concrete for playing putting synthetic turf over concrete is a superb alternative for backyards and outdoor patios, as well as other locations where kids play. 4 executive summary the office of environmental health hazard assessment (oehha) is evaluating the safety of the new generation of artificial turf playing fields. Injuries in football have been empirically linked to the type or condition of a playing surface based on questionnaires of player per- ceptions [2,3] and analysis of injury or medical reports [4,5. A study by lanzetti et al (2016) on the safety of third-generation artificial turf for male elite professional soccer players playing in italian major league also found equal risks of injury during competition on artificial turf and natural grass 63.