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Artificial Turf...Is It Really Safe To Play On?

Does playing on artificial turf field put you at risk of getting cancer? That's a question we're all anxiously waiting to be answered. Read the article and TAKE THE POLL WHEN YOUR FINISHED.

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For more than a decade now, Artificial Turf fields have been rapidly replacing grass fields in our schools, public parks, and professional sports stadiums. There are more than 12,000 artificial turf fields across America today.

What makes these turf fields so efficient is that you are able to play on turf without worry that the weather will alter the playing conditions. But just because it's far more efficient than field grass, doesn't exactly make it safe to play on.

After playing on an artificial turf field, you are usually covered in these black rubber turf beads. It's a lot like having sand in your bathing suit after leaving the beach...but more dangerous

They get into your eyes. They'll find their way onto your mouthpiece, where they eventually get into your mouth. We don't know the dangers of rubber crumbs when we accidentally ingest them.

Falling on the turf leaves really bad "turf burns" that look like rug burns. A perfect way for these dangerous chemicals to enter your bloodstream.

This is why soccer should be played on grass!

Amy's had conducted a list of 200 athletes that had cancer. Out of those 200 athletes, 150 of them turned out to be soccer players. Out of those 150 soccer players, 95 of them turned out to be Goal Keepers.....Just like Luke Beardemphl.

In early October 2015, The head of the Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy refused to give a definitive answer to whether or not crumb rubber is safe for our nation's youth to play on.

As of now there hasn't been any scientific evidence that definitely proves a direct correlation. Amy Griffin's findings however has gotten everyone to ask the question: "Are Turf Fields really safe to play on?"

  1. Do you think Artificial Field Turf is safe for Athletes to play on?

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    Yes, I think It's Safe
    No, I don't think It's Safe
    I Want To See More Research Done Before I Do Anything

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