[No. 154] Arundel County, Maryland – Proposed House Bill 505 and Senate Bill 763 will stop schools and recreation centers in the state from using government funds to build or replace sports fields or playgrounds with turf made of artificial materials like rubber, plastic or recycled tires. May 2018.
[No. 153] Maidstone, United Kingdom – The League, Clubs, Players and Managers have concerns about allowing 3G pitches in League 1 and 2. April 2018.
[No. 152] World Rugby wants a study about the role of artificial turf in rising incidence of concussion, among other factors. April 2018.
[No. 151] Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John-Paul Rue: Playing on synthetic turf is associated with “an increased risk of injury, particularly to the ACL.” February 2018.
[No. 150] Carolina Panthers’ Greg Olsen: Staying off artificial turf and playing on grass is best for recovering from the injury to the fifth metatarsal. January 2018.
[No. 149] Washington, DC – Hardened poured-in-place (PIP) crumb rubber floor playgrounds pose danger to children. November 2017.
[No. 148] Diana M. Zuckerman, Ph.D., President, NationalCenter for Health Research, warns the Mayor and City Council of Washington, DC about the danger of an alternative infill and lack of adequate G-max measurements. October 2017.
[No. 147] University of Stirling (Scotland) study calls for “proper” cumulative health impact assessments to be carried out, looking at the risk of hazardous chemicals, including rubber crumb. October 2017.
[No. 146] Amy’s List Update (September 2017). October 2017.
[No. 145] More about playing on artificial turf and cancer – this time among baseball players. September 2017.