Friday, April 27, 2018

TURF WAR: Parents protest artificial turf approved by Montgomery County school board

ROCKVILLE, Md. - Kids in sports spend hours on the field. And to remain competitive, Montgomery County wants to continue to add artificial turf fields to its schools. “Grass does not support the kind of usage that these high schools have,” explained Andrew Hosker, a Montgomery County parent. But it's a ...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Increase in rugby injuries on artificial pitches, report reveals

The Scotsman
The first thing to note is that, over the course of four years that the survey has dealt with artificial pitches, the frequency and severity of injuries on the AGPs is not statistically different to those played on grass. Over the first three years the numbers were slightly lower on AGPs so the spike of injuries in ...

MD lawmakers debate turf field health risks

The Campus Current
Maryland lawmakers are debating whether the chemicals in synthetic turf make it unsafe for athletes and the environment. They are considering a bill that would stop schools and recreation centers in the state from using government funds to build or replace sports fields or playgrounds with turf made of ...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Modelling Surface Temperatures on 3G Artificial Turf

High surface temperatures are often recorded on or close to the surface of an artificial turf pitch (ATP). Many literature sources from different countries have reported surface temperatures on artificial pitches rising up to 90–95 °C on hot days, which has raised numerous concerns about health risks for ...
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Montgomery Co. Parks joins synthetic turf class action suit

According to the school's website, each artificial field requires $10,000 annual maintenance. “These fields are more expensive than natural grass,” said Sheveiko. “Someone needs to ask why we can't grow natural, good-smelling, fresh, and safe natural grass.” A schools spokesman did not immediately ...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ground Zero: The Dangers That Artificial Turf May Pose To Football Players' Brains

A few Pro Football Hall of Famers have spoken out loudly against concussions this past week. Most of what they have had to say has been about decreasing the chances of children sustaining head injuries caused by knocking each other in the noggin while playing the game. Some of their concern, ...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Don't hate Thursday NFL games because there are more injuries. There aren't actually.

“There is a statistical significant difference between injuries that occur on grass and injuries that occur on artificial turf,” Smith said then. “And nobody's talking about that. I mean, we've said that now for almost two years. I've heard far more about Thursday night than I've heard about the statistically ...