Artificial Turf and Cancer?...

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Artificial Turf and Cancer?... Empty Artificial Turf and Cancer?...

Post by Rockhopper on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:59 pm

This is serious peeps. if there is s real link. Tyre slag (tiny bits and dust of car tyres on the roads) has been known to cause cancer and artificial turf is made from old tyres.


Later, the young woman with the chemo needle in her arm would say, “I just have a feeling it has something to do with those black dots.”

Artificial turf fields are now everywhere in the United States, from high schools to multi-million-dollar athletic complexes. As any parent or player who has been on them can testify, the tiny black rubber crumbs of which the fields are made -- chunks of old tires -- get everywhere. In players’ uniforms, in their hair, in their cleats.

But for goalkeepers, whose bodies are in constant contact with the turf, it can be far worse. In practices and games, they make hundreds of dives, and each plunge sends a black cloud of tire pellets into the air. The granules get into their cuts and scrapes, and into their mouths. Griffin wondered if those crumbs – which have been known to contain carcinogens and chemicals – were making players sick.

“I’ve coached for 26, 27 years,” she said. “My first 15 years, I never heard anything about this. All of a sudden it seems to be a stream of kids.”

From Here.

Tim.
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