A number of questions arise when people are considering synthetic turf or synthetic playground surfaces or running tracks. Some of the most common concern health & safety claims, other health concerns, cost, and feasibility for high-use fields. (For additional information, please go to the Synthetic Turf section of this website.) Claims that synthetic turf has been proven … [Read more...] about Peter Crownfield: ‘Synthetic Turf Q & A’
Since we first raised concerns last winter, new reports have confirmed the presence of multiple carcinogens in crumb rubber infill — and that annual costs for artificial turf are much higher than for natural turf. Carcinogens — A June 2015 Yale analysis of crumb rubber infill & playground mulch shows dozens of carcinogens. Costs — Grass not cheaper on the artificial … [Read more...] about Synthetic Turf Update – More reasons for concern!
Note: An expanded & updated post on synthetic turf has been added to to the Focus On… section as an Open Letter to Anyone Considering Synthetic Turf. This post is prompted by an article in the Express-Times reporting that the Bethlehem Area School District is considering replacement of the artificial turf at Liberty HS and is also considering future installations at … [Read more...] about Health Concerns with Artificial Turf [updated]